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Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages

Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages

Salvador Dalí (in 1936)

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The portraits of this couple, Dalí and his wife Gala, are formed by the contours of the frames. The composition of this work - the position of the heads - is borrowed from a famous painting by one of Dalí's favourite artists, the French painter Jean François Millet. 'The Angelus' shows a farmer and his wife saying evening prayers in their field. Dalí and Gala have assumed the same postures.

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Title Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 82.5 cm
Width 52.5 cm
Artists Kunstenaar: Salvador Dalí
Accession number 2988 a-b (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Vereniging Rembrandt, Prins Bernhard Fonds, Erasmusstichting, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht Rotterdam 1979
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1979
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Edward James
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Gek van surrealisme (2017)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Dalí ontmoet Vermeer (2011)
Surreal Encounters - Collecting the Marvellous (2016)
Dal nulla al sogno (2018)
Dalí (2012)
Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte... (2016)
Geographical origin Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

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