Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dalí's Spain

  • Visual arts
  • Tampa
  • Sat, June 16 —
    Sun, November 25, 2018
Clyde Butcher: Visions of Dalí's Spain

The exhibition features 41 photos that take viewers on a journey through Dalí’s beloved Catalonian coastline, with images ranging from an intimate 2 feet to a panoramic 8 feet in width.

For Salvador Dali, the landscape of his homeland was always an essential feature of his work and outlook on life. He would often proclaim that the Catalonian coastline was the most sublime in the world, and the perfect place for someone “to become Dali.”

Nearly a year ago, The Dali Museum sought out Butcher to use his talents to capture a body of photos of Dali’s Mediterranean home, featuring some of the world’s most dramatic landscapes. Viewers are invited to not only appreciate the splendor that Dali saw in this part of Spain, but also to contemplate his homeland from a new perspective. Butcher traveled to the village of Cadaques where Dali spent summers growing up, Dali’s villa in Port Lligat and the rugged area of Cap de Creus –all areas that are prominently featured in Dali’s works.

The show is Butcher’s first photo exhibition of Spain, as well as the first time he has been commissioned to photograph an area that influenced another artist.


Venue map

The Dalí Museum, 1 Dali Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33701


More information

The Dalí Museum


Co-organized by The Dali and Clyde Butcher & the Butcher family, and curated by Museum Curator of Education Peter Tush. Image: Cap de Creus 5 by Clyde Butcher/Window of the Eye Inc. Courtesy of The Dali



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