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|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is travelling|
Height 82.5 cm
Width 52.5 cm
|Accession number||2988 a-b (MK)|
|Credits||Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Vereniging Rembrandt, Prins Bernhard Fonds, Erasmusstichting en / and Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht Rotterdam 1979|
|Collector||Collector / Edward James|
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|Geographical origin||Spain > Southern Europe > Europe|
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Figueras 1904 - Figueras 1989
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