The painting La Memoire de la Femme-Enfant by Salvador Dali will be exhibited in February at the Centraal Museum in Utrecht. The painting can be seen in the Netherlands for the first time since 15 February, as part of the new exhibition The Tears of Eros: Moesman, Surrealism and the Sexes .
Together with nearly 250 other weeks, the artwork is part of the exhibition about the Utrecht artist Joop Moesman. According to the museum, he is seen as the only officially recognized Dutch surrealist. With the exhibition, the museum wants to present visitors the most beautiful work by Moesman.
"For the surrealists, sexual urges, just like dreams, were a key to freeing the subconscious," says the Utrecht museum. In addition to Dalí, René Magritte and Max Ernst, the exhibition also made room for female surrealists such as Leonora Carrington, Leonor Fini and Dorothea Tanning.
The exhibition is part of MoesMánia2020, a cultural event to honor Moesman. The Stadsschouwburg kicked off the event at the beginning of January with a small exhibition of artists from Utrecht who had been inspired by the work of the surrealist.