LocationDallas Museum of Art View map
1717 North Harwood Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201
- Website: https://dma.org/art/exhibitions/dal-s-divine-comedy
- Line/Box Office Phone: 214/922-1200
- Cost: Free admission
Known for his imaginative dreamscapes filled with irrational juxtapositions and erotic subjects, Surrealist artist Salvador Dalí’s (1904-1989) reputation as an illustrator is a story that often goes untold.
This exhibition, on display on level two, showcases Dalí’s most ambitious illustrated series: his colored wood engravings of the Divine Comedy, an epic poem by the medieval Florentine writer Dante Alighieri (1265-1321).
Written in 1320, this timeless text recounts Dante’s journey through the Christian otherworldly realms: Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise.
Dalí’s Divine Comedy displays selected prints from this series that highlight the artist’s distinctive Surrealist interpretation of each realm and how his images interact with Dante’s text.