Art: A Mystic Feeling

Beyond heaving an occasional rhetorical rock at his fellow artists for misunderstanding him, Salvador Dali has been strangely quiet for the past six months, living in seclusion in his villa at Port Lligat, north of Barcelona. Surrealist Dali has been working, and last week he was ready to unveil what he regards as his masterpiece. It is a large (7½ft. by 4⅔ ft.) Madonna which Dali calls in Latin Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina (The Bodily Assumption in Blue). At the summit of his elongated Madonna is the head of his wife, Gala, gazing heavenward; her body is being reconstructed in a...

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