'The Discovery Of America' By Salvador Dali

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1. The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus is the name of a painting by artist Salvador Dalí, begun in 1958 and finished in 1959. 2. Style: Surrealism Period: Classic Period (1941-1989) Genre: history painting Media: oil, canvas Dimensions: 310 x 410 cm Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL, US 3. One of the largest painting Dali completed in this era. The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus stands a massive 14 feet tall by 9 feet wide. The painting was commissioned by Huntington Hartford, an American businessman, who was heir to the A&P Supermarket, for the opening of his museum, Gallery of Modern Art, in New York. The museum was located on Columbus circle, hence the inspiration for the subject of the painting. As
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