'The Metamorphosis of Narcissus' © Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS, London 2018

Curator’s Talk: Dawn Ades in Conversation with Darian Leader

Location
Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
NW3 5SX
London
Event time
7pm
Cost
£12.00
Full price
£10.00
Concessions
Date
17 Oct 2018

Dalí was a passionate admirer of the father of psychoanalysis and finally met him in London on July 19th 1938. This year marks the 80th anniversary of this event. A new exhibition at the Freud Museum will explore the connection between the two men, starting from their one meeting, to which Dalí brought his recently completed painting The Metamorphosis of Narcissus.

The painting, on loan from the Tate, will be the central point in the exhibition for an exploration of the extensive influence of Freud on Dalí and on Surrealism. Also considered will be Freud’s own attitude to painting, illuminated by his response to this encounter with Dalí.

Part of an exciting series of talks and events which coincide with ‘Freud, Dali and the Metamorphosis of Narcissus’ on display the Museum from 3 October 2018 – 24 February 2019.

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