Salvador Dalí
Forgotten Horizon 1936

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Salvador Dalí 1904–1989
Forgotten Horizon
Date 1936
Medium Oil paint on mahogany
Dimensions Support: 222 x 267 mm
frame: 344 x 389 x 60 mm
Acquisition Bequeathed by the Hon. Mrs A.E. Pleydell-Bouverie through the Friends of the Tate Gallery 1968
Not on display

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Dalí’s disturbing, imaginary landscapes often contain references to his own life. Forgotten Horizon is a typical example, drawing upon memories of childhood holidays on the beach at Rosas on the Costa Brava. The striding woman in the distance is his cousin, Carolinetta, while the dancing figures in the foreground were inspired by a picture on a postcard. Dalí intended the effect to be hallucinatory, with the figures appearing as if projected onto a prepared background or theatrical set.

December 2005

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