Divina Dalí Extended
THE EXPERIENCE – DIVINA DALÍ
Divina Dalí is a multi-sensory adventure into Dante’s poetic masterpiece, The Divine Comedy, through the surrealist vision of Salvador Dalí.
Featuring 110 rare masterpieces from the private collection of Dali’s archivist, visitors will embark on a captivating journey into the depths and heights of human adventure. The carefully curated music and theatrical lighting effects are the backdrop for these original artworks and will transport you into a world of wonder, where the profound artworks will leave a lasting impression.
Widely considered as some of Dalí’s greatest works, Divina Dalí provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness these majestic pieces of art outside of international museums.
Open from Tuesday to Sunday, this is an experience that is not to be missed. Book your tickets now and be part of an unforgettable adventure that will inspire and captivate you.
THESE ARTWORKS ARE CONSIDERED TO BE THE MOST CREATIVE TOTAL BODY OF WORK EVER CREATED BY SALVADOR 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.
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 .
DANTE ALIGHIERI X SALVADOR DALÍ
Two Astonishing Artists Separated by 700 Years Explore the Human Condition
Travel back in time to 1321 in Italy, where Dante Alighieri, after dedicating the last 15 years of his life, took his final breath. His legacy would live on through the masterpiece he had spent years writing – the Divine Comedy, a work of poetry that would become renowned as one of the greatest literary works of all time.
Fast forward to 1950, the Italian State commissioned the infamous Spanish Surrealist, Salvador Dalí, to illustrate Dante’s ground-breaking literary work in honour of his 700th birthday. However, the commencement of the project caused uproar amongst the public, resulting in the commission’s cancellation. But nothing could stop Dalí.
For the next nine years, Dalí immersed himself in the project, determined to create a masterpiece that would rival the Divine Comedy itself. With 100 watercolors and illustrated prints from an innovative woodblock method, Dalí unleashed his creative genius to bring Dante’s work to life.
Witness the stunning collaboration of two of the world’s greatest artists, separated by 700 years. Through their collaboration, they explored the myths, delved into the human condition, and captured the power of love through fantastical illustrations, cementing their place in history as creative visionaries.
Coming to the exhibit
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 5 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.
Photo of Salvador Dalí : Robert Descharnes / © Descharnes & Descharnes sarl 2021