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Dali exhibit of small works bound for SMU

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DRC staff report

The Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University will present the first in-depth exploration of the small-scale paintings of Salvador Dalí during an exhibition that runs from Sept. 9 through Dec. 9, 2018.

Dali: Poetics of the Small will include nearly two dozen of Dalí's small-scale paintings, including important works such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929, Metropolitan Museum of Art), TheAngelus (c. 1932, private collection), and The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition (1934, The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida).

While diminutive in scale, these paintings reflect Dalí's distinctive surrealist style--with familiar but distorted figures often set against a dramatic or barren landscape. The paintings from the height of his career have never been systematically studied or exhibited as a cohesive group, according to a Meadows Museum news release issued Wednesday.