The Colour of My Dreams

"The Colour of My Dreams: The Surrealist Revolution in Art" - Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada - May 27 - Oct 2, 2011.

Description: "Curated by Dawn Ades, internationally renowned expert on Surrealist art, The Colour of My Dreams was shown exclusively at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Ades selected works of art that underscore the Surrealists’ radical sense of experimentation and the expansive range of mediums in which they worked, including painting, sculpture, collage, photography and film. The exhibition provided a stunning overview of one of most important movements of the 20th century and features a number of signature works by more than 80 artists including Dali’s "Lobster Telephone", Ernst’s "The Forest", Miró’s Photo "This is the Colour of My Dreams", Giacometti’s "Spoon Woman", Carrington’s "The House Opposite" and Man Ray’s "Emak-Bakia," among many others. It will also reveal, for the first time, the Surrealists’ passionate interest in indigenous art of the Pacific Northwest and the little-known influence of early Hollywood cinema on the development of Surrealist film.

This historic exhibition brings together loans from more than sixty of the world’s foremost private collections, museums and galleries, including the Guggenheim, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, the Israel Museum, the Musée du quai Branly, the Centre Georges Pompidou, and Tate." ~Vancouver Art Gallery