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Salvador Dalí, 1934. Photo by Carl Van Vechten

Salvador Dali?s Digital Catalogue Raisonee Project is completed


Figueres, Spain

After 17 years of research and analysis, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation has completed the digital catalogue raisonné of the Surrealist's paintings between 1910-1983. The project that excludes watercolours and drawings, is available for free on the English, Spanish, Catalan and French versions on the foundation’s website: 

The online resource, compiled by the Centre for Dalinian Studies ( CED),  in 2004 in celebration of the centenary of the artist’s birth in 1904. Conceived as a work in progress, the catalogue raisonee is updated and expanded permanently due to the results of researchers from the Gala-Salvador Dali’s Foundation. 

The project has involved collaboration with the archives of the Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The foundation also worked with the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam to track down paintings in private collections. The conservation departments of the Reina Sofía and the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona helped to verify technical data in cases of doubt.

The new catalogue raisonné will not only improve knowledge of the evolution of Dalí’s painting among scholars and the public, but will also act as a guarantee of authenticity for the art market. There are around 36 works that are documented which are currently disappeared and nine of which have been destroyed. It is now working on cataloguing the artist’s graphic works and sculptures.The first part of the sculptures catalogue raisonné is planned for the end of 2018, El País reports.




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