An exhibition entitled "Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination," will delve into the relationship between Walt and Salvador, two artists who challenged the rigid boundaries once separating dreams from waking life.
The two artists became drawn to each other after collaborating on an animated short titled "Destino," which began in 1945, though it wasn't released until 2003. The six-minute short follows Chronos, the serpentine-shaped god who is time personified, on his hapless pursuit of a mortal woman. The delirious ride features no dialogue, and an appropriately eerie soundtrack by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez. The artists' little-known lovechild is half "Fantasia," half "The Persistence of Memory," as nightmarish images made from animation, live dancers and special effects flow in and out of frame.
Dalí described the plot of the piece: "A magical display of the problem of life in the labyrinth of time." Walt Disney, appropriately enough, preferred a different synopsis: "A simple story about a young girl in search of true love."
After their initial collaboration, the two formed a mutual admiration and a strong friendship. The dreamy exhibition, guest-curated by filmmaker Ted Nicolaou, features original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio from the unlikely creative comrades, thus illuminating one of the most innovation-filled bromances of all time.
"Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination," will be on view from July 10, 2015, through Jan. 3, 2016 at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, and from late January through June 2016 at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Dalí and Disney families around the dinner table in Spain, 1957 Photograph Courtesy of The Walt Disney Company, © Disney.
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