Anyone who has watched the historic,
and historically unsettling, scene of a straight razor
slicing through a woman's eye in Un Chien
Andalou (1929) knows that Salvador Dalí's film art
does not tread with a light step. His first venture
into the world of moving pictures – co-written with
director Luis Buñuel – was a war cry for the 7th
art. And this tense communion would continue.
For not only was Dalí directly involved in film,
collaborating with Buñuel, Alfred Hitchcock,
and even Walt Disney; he also had a cinematic
imagination. That is the angle taken by this new
show at the Tate Modern, which has brought
together over a hundred pieces of Dalí's art
in order to demonstrate how film played a role
in his work as a whole. Fittingly, the exhibition
includes paintings, photos, and drawings as well
as films. A chronological approach allows
the exhibition to show the evolution of this side to
Dalí's art over time. A piquant juxtaposition of his static
and cinematographic work that illuminates both.

June 1 through September 9, 2007
Bankside
London SE1 9TG
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