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How Do You Paint a Dream: Dalí at the CMA

May 4, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by K. Park

 

"We continue to love Dali, but the question is why?" Palmetto Scene spoke with Chief Curator Will South of the Columbia Museum of Art about the whimsy and wonder of Salvador Dalí, the man who captured our dreams. Yet many Dalí enthusiasts are unaware that the surrealist also illustrated Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Miguel Cervantes' Don Quixote, and Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales.

The University of South Carolina Irvin Rare Books and Special Collections collaborated with the CMA to lend other unique illustrated editions of literature. Michael Weisenburg, Reference and Instruction Librarian, speaks about the relationship between fine art and literature, and why these particular stories lend themselves to Dalí's illustration.

Salvador Dalí's Fantastical Fairy Tales is on exhibition at the CMA through May 21, 2017.

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