©Salvador Dali - Battle of Tétouan 1962

Battle of Tétouan 1962
Battle of Tétouan
1962 304x396cm oil/canvas
Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Fukushima

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From Morohashi Museum of Modern Art, Fukushima:
This major piece inspired by the Battle of Tetuan (1862 - 1864, in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Arte de Cataluña) by Mariano Fortuny (1838 - 1874) looks tat the theme of Spain’s military occupation of Morocco in 1860. Dali and his wife Gala are depicted amid the soldiers on horseback. The figure of Gala valiantly waving a sword would seem to symbolize her efforts as the manager who guided Dali to the status of a world-renowned artist.