Institut Ramon LLull


'Salvador Dalí’s Metamorphoses between 1927 and 1937' Seminar at Queen Mary University

Thought.  London,  13/02/2018

Dr. Anna Vives, Honorary Reserach Fellow in Hispanic Studies at the University of Sheffield, will present her paper on Salvador Dalí on 13 February at 5:30pm at the Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University, London.


This paper documents Salvador Dalí’s aesthetic evolution from 1927 to 1937. In 1927, Dalí produces and exhibits Honey is Sweeter than Blood and Apparatus and Hand, which have been considered the first manifestations of plastic surrealism in Spain (García de Carpi 1986: 78). 1937 sees the exhibition of the poetic and pictorial work, The Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937), which is presented as a surrealist masterpiece at a time when Dalí’s relationship with the French surrealists is under threat. I will touch on important aspects regarding Dalí’s contribution to the establishment of pictorial surrealism in Spain as well as his particular contribution to this movement in the shape and form of the paranoiac-critical method. This journey will reveal scientific overtones in his particular engagement with surrealism through his aesthetics of objectivity as well as physics and psychoanalysis.

The seminar will be followed by cava and pa amb tomàquet.

Don't forget to book your ticket (free of charge) here.

In collaboration with Insitute Ramon Llull, the Centre for Catalan Studies at Queen Mary University in London, organise and deliver a series of seminars related to Catalan culture, language, literature and tradition throughout the academic year. 

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