Dalí Jewels: The Collection of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation

Book  /  Artists
Published: 01.01.2008
Dalí Jewels: The Collection of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation.
Salvador Dalí
Edited by:
Umberto Allemandi
Edited at:
Technical data:
124 pages, hardback, colour images, text in English, 33.5 x 24.5 cm
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Dalí, like the Renaissance artists, refused to be restricted to one unique form of expression: to that of painting. He wished to go beyond that point by making new discoveries; by trying out new means of expression; one of which being the creation through the combination of precious stones and noble metals. Dalí's jewellery designs span almost thirty years until the 1960s. Thirty-seven of the jewels were produced in the New York workshop owned by Goldsmiths Alemany and Ertman. Dalí himself would choose the most appropriate precious stones, not only for their colour and quality but also, for their suitability in order to transmit a certain connotation or a specific atmosphere. Dalínian symbolism is ever present in one way or another in all of his jewels: the soft watch, the telephone, the mouth and the subject of war among others. Dalí: Jewels presents the jewels from the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation. It features essays on Dalí and his work, as well as concept sketches produced by him before the jewels were created. A brief chronology of the "Dalí Jewels" is included, documenting their conception in the early 1940s through to their most recent exhibition.