The Museum of Our Wishes
The exhibition The Museum of Our Wishes came about in winter 1963-64 on the initiative of the Friends of Moderna Museet. A large number of works considered to be essential to the Museum’s collection were borrowed, and a miracle was achieved: Moderna Museet received a one-off grant of SEK 5 million from the Swedish government. Suddenly, the collection had grown to be one of the finest of its kind. The exhibition was pivotal to Moderna Museet’s further development. Works by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Max Ernst, Giacomo Balla, Giorgio de Chirico, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso were thus added to the collection.
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The Museum of Our Wishes
© Salvador Dalí, Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation/Bildupphovsrätt 2017
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Category:Paintings
Date:1930s
Country:Spain (295)
On View:Stockholm
Artist
Salvador Dalí
1904 - 1989
Spain The Enigma of Wilhelm Tell, 1933
Wilhelm Tells gåta
Oil on canvas
201,5 x 346,5 cm
Paintings
Purchase 1967 (The Museum of Our Wishes)
NM 6069 On view at Stockholm
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- About the work
A huge painting, and a very conventional work of art, which is a contradiction to a surrealist - a rebel against art and sense. A dream landscape and a monstrous creature; unstable, fragile, in the midst of his vigour. The deformed body is propped up with crutches and the watch - time - is melting. Dalí painted his image of the subconscious, basing himself on Sigmund Freud's sexually permeated dream theory. The freedom-fighter Tell is also a political figure, with face and cap culled from the communist leader Lenin. The work is also a rebellion against his own father. But, above all, Dalí claimed that the artist's task was to paint in riddles…
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