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Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages

Salvador Dalí (in 1936)

The portraits of this couple, Dalí and his wife Gala, are formed by the contours of the frames. The composition of this work - the position of the heads - is borrowed from a famous painting by one of Dalí's favourite artists, the French painter Jean François Millet. 'The Angelus' shows a farmer and his wife saying evening prayers in their field. Dalí and Gala have assumed the same postures.


Title Couple aux têtes pleines de nuages
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 03
Dimensions (general) Height : 82,5 cm
Width : 52,5 cm
Makers Artist: Salvador Dalí
Accession number 2988 a-b (MK)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with the support of: Vereniging Rembrandt, Prins Bernhard Fonds, Erasmusstichting, Stichting Bevordering van Volkskracht Rotterdam en / and Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1979
Department Modern Art
Acquisition date 1979
Age maker About 32 years old
Collector Collector / Edward James
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Gek van surrealisme (2017)
External exhibitions Dalí ontmoet Vermeer (2011)
Surreal Encounters - Collecting the Marvellous (2016)
Dalí (2012)
Dalí, Ernst, Miró, Magritte... (2016)
Material Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Spain > Southern Europe > Europe

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Salvador Dalí

Figueras 1904 - Figueras 1989

Salvador Dali got to know the author André Breton - the founder of the surrealist movement - while he was studying in Madrid. In 1924, Breton wrote the first s..