Texas museum brings Dali's technicolor dreams to life

Dallas, Sep 10 (EFE).- Spanish master Salvador Dali visited Texas in the 1950s, when he was already a world famous artist, thanks to his experiments with surrealism starting two decades earlier.

The Meadows Museum, nicknamed the "Prado on the Prairie," in Dallas is now giving the public an opportunity to dream in technicolor again with a new exhibition that runs until Dec. 9.

The exhibition, "Dali: Poetics of the Small," looks at the first surrealist phase of Dali (1904-1989) through small-scale paintings that allow visitors to experience the artist's attention to detail and symbolism.

In 1952, Dali attended a conference about art and mysticism organized by Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, where he discussed his signature style.

The artist told the Dallas Morning News that he was enchanted by the light in Texas because it reminded him of his homeland and had been having dreams in technicolor, "the best dreams because they're uncommon, they don't even happen in New York."

Mark Roglan, the director of the museum located on the SMU campus, told EFE that "the homecoming" of the genius is an "interesting" opportunity to discover one of the most prolific periods of the artist's career.

"Dali: Poetics of the Small" is made up of 21 works created between 1929-1936 no bigger than 30 cm, in which the artist reveals his complex mental processes and the technical quality that gave him international recognition.