Brookfield Place Spring 2023
The exhibition is an experience lasting about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Time to let yourself be immersed in the beauty of this rare occasion with 110 authentic artworks.
Divided into three universes – Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise – Divina Dalí is presented within a contemporary scenography incorporating theatrical technologies to create a truly immersive environment through which to experience each universe.
Divina Dalí immerses you in saturated colors and images of the explosive imagination of Dalí with equally explosive journeys to the center of hell and back through Dante’s poetry.
THESE ARTWORKS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST CREATIVE TOTAL BODY OF WORK EVER CREATED BY SALVADOR DALÍ.
Divina Dalí exhibits 110 authentic artworks from Salvador Dalí, curated from the collection of world-renowned scholar FRANK HUNTER, Salvador Dalí’s official archivist who worked alongside Dalí until his death in 1989. FRANK HUNTER, and the team at La Girafe en Feu have created an opportunity to experience The Divine Comedy as interpreted by Dalí .
Museologist, designer, creator, director and author, Raynald Michaud has received numerous awards for his contribution to culture and cultural and tourism development.
Many Quebec institutions have called on his services to design exhibitions, animations and multimedia projections.
DANTE ALIGHIERI X SALVADOR DALÍ
Two Astonishing Artists Seperated by 700 Years Explore the Human Condition
Year 1321, Italy, Dante Alighieri dies after spending his last 15 years writing the Divine Comedy. This work of poetry becomes widely celebrated as one of the greatest works of world literature. In 1950 the Italian State commissioned Salvador Dalí – a Spanish Surrealist – to illustrate this groundbreaking literary work to commemorate Dante’s 700 birthday. After Dalí started the project there was a public outcry and the commission was canceled, but Dalí would not be stopped.
Over the next nine years, Dalí continued and created a masterful collection in 100 watercolors and published illustrationed prints from an innovative woodblock method.
These two astonishing artists separated by 700 years explore the myths, magnificent work of poetry, fantastical illustrations, and the timeless dialogue on the human condition and power of love.
Children Under 5
Coming to the exhibit
April 1 – May 28
181 Bay St.
Available online and at the box office.
The experience takes 90 minutes.
Available in Brookfield Place.
Near by transit
5 minutes walk from Union Station.
Open to all ages.
free for 6 and under.
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Divina DALÍ Presented
At Brookfield Place
181 Bay St. Toronto, ON
Box office opens 30 minutes before exhibition opening
and closes 1 hour before exhibition closing.
Special & corporate events
Director of special and corporate events
Photo of Salvador Dalí : Robert Descharnes / © Descharnes & Descharnes sarl 2021