Artist, Artwork title, year

Salvador Salvador DALÍ (designer)
Spanish 1904–89, worked in United States 1940–48
Retrospective bust of a woman 1933, reconstructed 1970
painted bronze, feathers, plastic, tin
74.5 x 67.0 x 28.0 cm
Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres
© Salvador Dalí, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, VISCOPY, 2009
NGV Schools Introduction

This education resource, designed for teachers, and students in the Middle and Later Years, has been organised thematically to reveal the multiple practices and extraordinary imagination of Salvador Dalí.

  • The themes, explored in individual modules, are: The Land, The Man, Love, Surrealism, Design, Science and Religion.
  • The front page of each module features film clips, interviews and a revealing zoom tool to examine selected works in detail.
  • Written material to complement this information is available in PDF format to download or view online.  

Each PDF module contains:
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-   an introduction and detailed information about selected works not readily available already on the web.
Dali under the microscope – suggested questions, research topics and activities which teachers are encouraged to adapt to the level and interest of their students.

A specialised PDF is contained within the Religion module. It explains in detail how one of Dalí’s late works, The Ecumenical Council, 1960 can be interpreted through multiple interpretive frameworks and is followed by suggested questions and  research activities.

VCE Studio Arts
The Lenders' sections (The Salvador Dalí Museum, St Petersburg, Florida, Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, Spain) of the resource contain information about the exhibition, Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire relevant to the Unit 3 curriculum.

The resource provides important background material for students and teachers attending programs running during the exhibition, which embrace andconnect subjects across the curriculum including Art, History, English, Design, Media and Religion.

All Education Resources

Dalí and the Land Dalí the Man Dalí and Love Dalí and the Media VCE Art Dalí and Surrealism Dalí and Design Dalí and Religion Dalí and Science