Dalì Meets Dante

Marking the 750th anniversary of Dante’s birth, Palazzo Medici Riccardi has joined forces with The Dalí Universe to put on a one-of-a-kind exhibition until September 27: Dalí Meets Dante.


Dalí’s world-renowned genius is on display, proving once again he is deserving of the title of genius. He applied this genius, taking a psychoanalytic eye to illustrate in watercolors Dante’s masterpiece, The Divine Comedy.

The exhibition is organized in three sections depicting Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.


Dante’s famed triplets under each watercolor by Dalí, bearing his trademark images like crutches and drawers, soft figures and flying bones. Dalí depicts Dante dressed in red, whereas Virgil and Beatrice are two notes of blue. Virgil represents his ascent to purification and Beatrice absolute purity.


At the end of the three sections, a number of Dalí sculptures are on display and sure to leave you with mouths agape for their majestic grandeur and, of course, originality!
Dalí, a long undisputed artistic genius, demonstrates his greatness and erudition once more.
The entire exhibition springs from of an intense conversation between these two creative geniuses, covering everything from life and death to art and religion.

Palazzo Medici Riccardi
Via Camillo Cavour 5

Open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. Ticket price €10 info@thedaliuniverse.com

English translation by Miriam Hurley

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