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“Materia Abscondit, Mulier Revelat” – Gala Eluard Dali, the muse of surrealism

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“Materia Abscondit, Mulier Revelat” – Gala Eluard Dali, the muse of surrealism

13 April 2023 @ 20:00 - 21:30

On the occasion of the exhibition “Materia abscondit,” a journey into the feminine revealed through the work of two interesting contemporary artists, the cultural blog The Meltin Pop – in collaboration with the Studio Rossetti Art Gallery and L’Amico Ritrovato bookstore in Genoa – presents the event “MATERIA ABSCONDIT, MULIER REVELAT” to celebrate the one who was the true muse of surrealism, Gala Éluard Dali.
Helena Devulina Diakonoff, known as Gala Éluard Dali, was a model, artist, art dealer, wife of the poet Éluard, lover of Max Ernst, and later Dali’s wife and muse. Gala is the ‘female’ representation of the art world of the first half of the 20th century.  In her brilliance and ability to reveal the talents of the men to whom she dedicated herself, Gala Éluard Dali was recounted by the pen of journalist and writer Anna Di Cagno, who chronicled her life in the fictionalized biography “Gala Éluard Dali. Per interposti uomini” published by Morellini Editore.
On Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 6 p.m. Arianna Destito Maffeo and Antonella Grandicelli will meet Anna Di Cagno at the Studio Rossetti Art Gallery at 33r Via Chiabrera in Genoa.
Free admission while places last (no reservations required).


April 1975, Pùbol, Gerona. Gala Éluard Dali retires for a week in solitude to the castle her second husband, Salvador Dali, gave her. One night a girl knocks on her door. Thus opens a causal encounter that takes place inside what Dali considered his greatest masterpiece. In each room is a glimpse into the incredible and mythical life of Surrealism’s most celebrated Muse; a woman who marked an era, and inspired inspired the cultural movement’s most famous poet and artist.




13 April 2023
20:00 - 21:30
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Arianna Destito Maffeo, Antonella Grandicelli, Anna Di Cagno


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