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Salvador Dali exhibition to kick off in June

2012/05/27 13:00:05

Taipei, May 27 (CNA) An exhibition featuring the works of Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali will kick off on June 16 in Taipei to give Taiwanese people a broader understanding of the master artist's works, organizers said Sunday.

The exhibition will feature close to 100 large sculptures, large oil paintings, illustrations, furniture, gold ornaments and colored glasses made by Dali to show the artist's diverse and rich creative life, said Media Sphere Communications Ltd, one of the organizers.

"While the last Dali exhibition in 2001 in Taipei featured mostly paintings, the June exhibition will focus on sculptures so that viewers will get a more comprehensive view of Dali's works," said Tiffany Hung, an official from the company.

Highlights of the exhibition include a bronze sculpture "Woman Aflame" that features a woman in flames decorated with drawers on her body, a marble statue "Space Venus" that portrays a female body with an egg that divides her torso into two and the sculpture "Profile of Time" that shows a clock melting over a tree.

The exhibited items will be provided by Switzerland's Stratton Foundation for the cultural arts, a non-profit organization aimed at promoting culture and the arts by circulating exhibitions.

Meanwhile, Chinatrust Commercial Bank, chief sponsor of the exhibition, has offered free tickets to 5,000 school children from 100 schools in rural Taiwan to allow children from economically disadvantaged places to visit the exhibition.

The exhibition will take place at the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall until Sept. 30.

(By Christie Chen)