|The First Art Newspaper on the Net
||Established in 1996
|| Sunday, June 26, 2016
|French artist, Salvador Dali's secretary and biographer Robert Descharnes, dies at age 88|
Two women look at the photographs of Dali taken by Robert Descharnes at the exhibit at Palau Robert in Barcelona. Photo: Courtesy Palau Robert.
By: Cristina Perez Ayala
PARIS.- The French artist Robert Descharnes, who collaborated as a photographer (and biographer) with Salvador Dali, was reported dead at 88 years of age in his home in France.
Robert Descharnes, won the consideration as biographer of the artist, although his relationship was deeper to the point that they shared artistic projects, and he enjoyed the rights to the masterpiece of the genius of Figueres. The death of Dali and his will left Descharnes without these privileges after a lawsuit that never could eclipse the connection between them.
The last secretary of Dali also headed a movement to collect signatures so that the genius could be buried in the Pubol palace next to Gala, instead of the Figueres Teatre-Museu.
Deschartes met Dali in 1950, when they were in the same boat returning from the United States. The painter was travelling with his wife Gala. The relationship between them started because of Salvador Dalis interest in Descharnes knowledge of photography, thus initiating their mutual collaboration.
Through this collaboration, Descharnes accumulated more than 60,000 negatives in which he portrayed the daily life and eccentricities of Dali, as well as numerous manuscripts, videos and sound tracks of the artist, which helped Deschartes become an expert in the artists work. This knowledge aided him in writing several books and even made him one of the authorized representatives of the artist whenever the police and the justice system needed someone to identify Dalis work.
Far away from Cadaques, in Murcia, the Archaeological Museum is the scene of an exposition composed of more than 130 images of Salvador Dali taken by Robert Descharnes.
In 2007, two decades after the artists death, Descharnes had a photography exhibit in the Cadaques Museum where he exposed a small part of his personal collection. My photographs provide a rigorous historical testimony about this chief supported of surrealism and his art, he explained in the showcase, in which he added that although Dali is a universal artist his work cannot be fully understood without the gepgraphic references of Cadaques and Cap de Creus.
In the presentation of said exposition, Descharnes explained that he conserved the nasal tubes through which Dali was fed during the last days of his life. I did it to preserve DNA samples. I have taken them to the United States so scientists can obtain Dalis genetic code, and it can be compared to other geniuses, such as Leonardo Da Vinci, added the photographer.
February 21, 2014
"Sylvette, Sylvette, Sylvette: Picasso and the Model" opens at Kunsthalle Bremen
"Jasper Johns: Regrets" to premiere a new series of works at the Museum of Modern Art on March 15
Sotheby's Hong Kong unveils the world's greatest jadeite bead necklace of supreme historical importance
French artist, Salvador Dali's secretary and biographer Robert Descharnes, dies at age 88
Site-specific installation of three water towers references the experience of immigration
Sutcliffe Galleries announces discovery of a lost painting of the real Lady Mary
Rijksmuseum acquires spectacular collection of watercolours from the Van Regteren Altena collection
PIASA announces Italian Design Sale and a tribute to designer Lorenzo Burchiellaro
The importance of data visualisation is explored in the British Library's first science exhibition
Warhol, Matisse, Picasso and Munch: Complete portfolios and sets headline Sotheby's Prints & Multiples Sale
The Art Institute of Chicago names new Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Arkansas Arts Center acquires large collection of drawings and watercolors by Stieglitz circle artist John Marin
"Duane Hanson: Sculptures of the American dream" opens at Museum of Ixelles
WWI German reconnaissance photographs sell for £1,220
About Colour: New, old and unseen works by Sarah Moon on view at Michael Hoppen Gallery
Yale School of Art exhibition explores enduring impact of Jasper Johns on contemporary artists
The image of the circus in Russian art on view at Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Exhibition at DC Moore Gallery highlights major works by Janet Fish
Glasgow business magnate reveals a rare empress robe
How WWI shaped the 20th century and beyond
Solo exhibition of new works by Kon Trubkovich opens at Marianne Boesky Gallery
Fountain New York announces exhibitors and programming, March 7-9, 2014
Most Popular Last Seven Days
1.- Newly discovered Van Gogh sketchbook to be published
2.- Portraits of the Duchess of Cambridge from British Vogue centenary issue acquired by National Portrait Gallery
3.- Foam presents spectacular exhibition of work by Helmut Newton
4.- After 30 years "hidden in plain sight," still life painting is identified as a Gauguin; artwork is highlight of sale
5.- Smithsonian releases Learning Lab for everyone to use museum resources
6.- Angst and deep pockets show state of art market in 47th edition of Art Basel
7.- Christo exhibition falls victim to own success
8.- Sotheby's London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale totals $151.9 million
9.- The National Gallery explores great paintings from a unique perspective
10.- Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum explores Caravaggio and the painters of the north
Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .
|Royalville Communications, Inc|
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.