Escher at the Dali
August 22, 2015 – January 3, 2016
The Salvador, located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg Florida, is within walking distance of a rich mix of local color, entertainment, fine dining and world-class culture and art on a par with the largest cities in the United States.
One nearby venue, the world-famous Dali Museum, will feature an exhibit for the next 4 months displaying the art of M. C. Escher entitled Escher at the Dali
Escher’s mix of the surrealism and whimsy is a perfect fit for the Dali, and The Salvador residents have a front-row seat to this momentous cultural event.
This special exhibition highlights M.C. Escher, a renowned artist, whose visual illusions puzzle and delight audiences worldwide, and is best known for his “impossible constructions” and use of tessellation. The robust exhibit features 135 works covering Escher’s entire artistic career, including an array of his most recognizable works such as “Drawing Hands,” “Reptiles” and “Waterfall” alongside rarely exhibited early drawings of family members, panoramas of exotic landscapes and historic architecture of Italy and Spain, original preparatory sketches, mezzotints and more.
“Escher, like Dali, played in a serious way with that fundamental question of visual art – What is real? Is the world as it looks to be, or have I constructed an illusion in my mind? Escher delights every viewer with his visual sleights of hand,” said Hank Hine, Dali Museum Executive Director.
“Escher at the Dali” features prints, drawings, a sculpture, wood blocks, a lithograph stone and posters drawn by the artist to explain his printing techniques. The exhibit will delve into his exploration of infinity through tessellation, in which shapes fit together perfectly without overlapping, including an enormous woodcut “Metamorphosis” (1939-40) which spans 13-1/2 feet.
Admission: The Escher exhibit is included in the price of admission.
Audio Guides: FREE audio guides developed for the Escher exhibit are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Educational Program Events: We are offering a host of relevant programs for the Escher exhibit covering a wide range of topics to engage the mind and reflect the human experience. For an active list of upcoming lectures, films and other special programs, please visit our Calendar of Events.
Members: FREE, unlimited admission to the Escher exhibit. Join Today!
Private Tours: We offer private tours for the Escher exhibit—with advanced reservations—in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, and Italian. To learn more or to schedule your tour, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography: Photography in the Escher exhibit is not permitted; non-flash photography is permitted in the permanent collection gallery.