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Dalí's optical illusions

Author: Salvador Dalí; Dawn Ades; Wadsworth Atheneum.; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
Publisher: Hartford, Conn. : Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art ; New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on a central but relatively unexamined aspect of the work of Salvador Dali: his fascination with optical effects and visual perception. The book examines Dali's use of various pictorial techniques, photography, and holograms to further his exploration of visual perception and the ways that optical illusion affects our sense of reality." "This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Exhibition catalogs
Exhibitions
Expositions
Named Person: Salvador Dalí; Salvador Dalí; Salvador Dali; Salvador Dalí; Salvador Dalí
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salvador Dalí; Dawn Ades; Wadsworth Atheneum.; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
ISBN: 0300081774 9780300081770
OCLC Number: 41834269
Notes: Catalog of an exhibition held at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Conn., Jan. 13-Mar. 26, 2000, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Apr. 20-June 18, 2000, and the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, July 25-Oct. 1, 2000.
Description: 195 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Dalí's optical illusions / Dawn Ades --
"Artificial magic" / Peter C. Sutton --
"I am not a madman" : Salvador Dalí in Hartford / Eric M. Zafran --
Dalí's permanent provocation / Antonio Pitxot and Montse Aguer.
Responsibility: edited by Dawn Ades.

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"This book focuses on a central but relatively unexamined aspect of the work of Salvador Dali: his fascination with optical effects and visual perception. The book examines Dali's use of various pictorial techniques, photography, and holograms to further his exploration of visual perception and the ways that optical illusion affects our sense of reality." "This book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the Wardsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, Connecticut; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.; and at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh."--Jacket.

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