Relating to the Core’s study of the Old and New Testaments, is a fascinating series of lithographs from later in Salvador Dali’s career, titled Aliyah: The Rebirth of Israel, depicting the history of the Jewish people’s return to Israel. Here is an extract from BU Today’s article on the topic:
While 250 copies of the Aliyahlithographs were created from Dalí’s original mixed-media paintings, this set is unique, says Rubin-Frankel Gallery director Holland Dieringer (CFA’05), because it’s one of the few complete sets still in existence. Most others have been broken up and sold over the years.
Dieringer says that while most art historians and critics focus on the artist’s work between 1929 and 1939, during the Paris Surrealist movement, his graphic commissions from the ’60s and ’70s merit serious consideration. She notes that Dalí, who was born in 1904 in the Catalonian region of Spain, “wasn’t part of the founding of Israel cause. In fact, he was very apolitical.” But, as the project stands, “he did a fantastic job.”
Aliyah: The Rebirth of Israel is on display in the Rubin-Frankel Gallery, Florence & Chafetz Hillel House, 213 Bay State Rd., through July 31. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, from 3 to 9 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
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