Salvador Dalí, Hell: Departure for the Great Journey

Salvador Dalí, Hell: Departure for the Great Journey


August 14, 2020 to February 21, 2021


Dallas Museum of Art View map
1717 North Harwood Street,
Dallas, TX, 75201

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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.