Spanish Painter's Works Attract Chinese Visitors

Over 80,000 people have visited an exhibition of works by one of the world's most famous surrealist painters, Salvador Dali, since it opened in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province, on April 28.

The exhibition, entitled "A Journey into Fantasy", is believed to be the largest ever held in Asia. On display are 374 works by the Spanish artist, including 27 sculptures, 344 woodcuts and illustrations, said Wang Huangsheng, curator of Guangdong Provincial Art Gallery.

The exhibition is jointly organized by three organizations, including the Art Museum of the China Millennium Monument and will move to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong after June 28.

Dali, who lived from 1904 to 1989, was one of the great Spanish painters of the 20th century. His works are known for their fantastic images. He also worked in sculpture, stage scenery, photography, film and fashion design.

(Xinhua News Agency June 17, 2002)

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