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Lecture on Dali

From: Lucy Tetlow <britassocpaintings>
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday September 20 2007

Some Secrets Revealed: Dali's Painting Techniques
Patricia Smithen
Lead Conservator, Paintings, Tate

The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR
6:30pm drinks for 7pm start

Nearest Tube: Russell Square

   "And so I must tell you now about the "wasp medium," which is
    Secret Number 41 of this treatise" - Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali (1904 -1989) created some of his most iconic art in
the 1930's, including The Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937).  This
work, and three others belonging to the Permanent Collection at
Tate, underwent a technical examination during a rare gap in their
display commitments.  Dali was a virtuoso painter, utilising a wide
range of techniques and materials to paint tiny details, expressive
landscapes and multi-layered compositions.  Some of these will be
revealed with the use of digital infrared reflectography,
microscopy, and ultraviolet fluorescence images, and compared with
the methods published in his book 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship
(1948).

Cost: Free to BAPCR members
UKP10 for non-members
UKP4 concessions (students, ICON members)

For more details please contact

    Lucy Tetlow
    +44 1603 858129
    secretary [at] bapcr__org__uk


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