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Plants of Dalí

Plants of Dalí

Salvador Dalí was well-known for his surreal paintings. His work often featured everyday objects portrayed with atypical or amorphous forms, his melted watches being one of the most iconic . He was fascinated by irregular shapes and could envision people or animals...

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Salvador Dalí’s “Gardens of the Mind”

Salvador Dalí’s “Gardens of the Mind”

Curator-at Large, Dr. Carol Ockman ROBERT STERLING CLARK PROFESSOR OF ART HISTORY EMERITA, WILLIAMS COLLEGE Behind the intriguing, and equally disturbing, soft watches, abstracted heads with noses balanced on the ground, clusters of ants, grimacing lions’ heads,...

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“Gauguin’s Paradise”

“Gauguin’s Paradise”

By Dr. Carol Ockman Curator-at-Large, Selby Gardens, and the Robert Sterling Clark Professor of Art at Williams College The name Gauguin instantly conjures a paradisiacal image of Tahiti—lush vegetation, a brilliant palette of saturated reds and yellows infused with...

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Endless Forms: The Orchid Show 2018

Endless Forms: The Orchid Show 2018

By Dr. David Berry Many botanical gardens host orchid shows, but few if any are able to do it more completely than Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. As home to the finest scientifically documented orchid collection in the world, Selby Gardens is uniquely placed to...

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