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St Petersburg hosts exhibition on impact of Dali’s wife on his work

Moscow, Oct 12 (EFE).- The Russian city of St Petersburg’s Faberge Museum on Tuesday presented an exhibition on the representations of Salvador Dali’s wife and muse in the artwork of surrealism’s genus.

The exposition comprises 30 paintings, nine drawings, 32 pieces of graphic work and six personal objects of Gala, who was born in the Russian city of Kazan.

“The exhibition can be read as a retrospective of Salvador Dali with Gala as the common thread,” director of the museums of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Montse Aguer told Efe on the phone.

It allows the Russian public to understand “what Gala represents for Dali, for his evolution, as well as for the history of art.”

Among the exhibited pieces are Leda Atomica, a golden ratio filigree of Leda, the mythological queen of Sparta, Galarina, an oil painting completed in 1945 of Gala.

The museum director, Vladimir Voronchenko, highlighted during a virtual presser that the exhibition brings together works “totally unique of their kind”.

The Faberge, Russia’s largest private museum, houses more than 4,000 works of art, including some Easter eggs by Peter Carl Faberge (1846-1920), Russia’s most famous jeweller, who made extraordinary gold pieces for the imperial court of the Romanovs and other European royalty. EFE


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