Dali. Wines of Gala

by Hans Werner Holzwarth

Publisher: New Holland Publishers

Publication Date: December 01, 2017

ISBN: 9783836567725

Binding: Hardback

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Hot on the heels (or lobster claws) of the best-selling Salvador Daliacute; phenomenon, Les Dicirc;ners de Gala, TASCHEN presents the artistrsquo;s equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: Vins de Gala. A Daliacute;nian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines ldquo;according to the sensations they create in our very depths.rdquo; Through eclectic metrics like production method, weight, and color, the book presents wines of the world in such innovative, Daliacute;esque groupings as ldquo;Wines of Voluptuousness,rdquo; ldquo;Wines of the Impossible,rdquo; and ldquo;Wines of Light.rdquo; Bursting with imagery, the book features more than 140 illustrations by Daliacute;. Many of these are appropriated artworks, including various classical nudes, all of them reconstructed with suitably Surrealist, provocative touches, like Jean-Franccedil;ois Milletrsquo;s The Angelus, one of Daliacute;rsquo;s favorite points of reference over the decades. Daliacute; also included what is now considered one of the greatest works from his late ldquo;Nuclear Mysticrdquo; phase, The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955), which sets the iconic biblical scene in a translucent dodecahedron-shaped space before a Catalonian coastal landscape. Daliacute; was by this stage a devout Catholic, simultaneously captivated by science, optical illusion, and the atomic age. The first section is dedicated to ldquo;Ten Divine Daliacute; Wines,rdquo; an overview of 10 important wine-growing regions, while the second develops Daliacute;rsquo;s revolutionary ordering of wine by emotional experience, instead of by geography or variety. Rather than any prescriptive classification, itrsquo;s a flamboyant, free-flowing manifesto in favor of taste and feeling, as much a multisensory treat as a full-bodied document of Daliacute;rsquo;s late-stage oeuvre, in which the artist both reflected on formative influences and refined his own cultural legacy.