Gala (7th September 1894 – 10th June 1982), born into a family of intellectuals from Kazan (Russia), she lived her childhood in Moscow. Once she had settled in Switzerland, she met Paul Éluard, who she moved to Paris with and came in contact with the members of the surrealist movement such as, for example, Max Ernst.
In 1929 she travelled to Cadaqués, where she met Dalí, who she fell in love with, and with whom she started to live together. They were exiled for eight years in the United States, and on their return they would live between Portlligat, New York and Paris.
The exhibition will explore this enigmatic and intuitive lady, who related with many artists and intellectuals. Known worldwide for being the wife of Salvador Dalí, his muse and the protagonist of some of his paintings, we will attend the transformation of Gala into a fully-fledged artist, given that the couple began an artistic cooperation, that would signify the shared authorship of some works. (MNAC press-release)
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Palau Nacional, Parc de Montjuïc, s/n, 08038 Barcelona
Image: Salvador Dalí. Gala Placidia. Galatea de las esferas, 1952. Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres © Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VEGAP, Barcelona, 2018