The Story Behind the Painting
That Changed Salvador Dali’s Life
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SALVADOR DALI WAS AT THE TOP OF HIS ARTISTIC FAME, yet had a fear he could not conquer: Death. Cloning may be the answer, he thought, until he found it would replicate only his body, not his memory. Thoughts of freezing his remains for revival later seemed experimental and left him cold. He thought of turning to religion but was confused about his belief in God and religion.
Then Dali was approached by John Haffert, the charismatic leader of a Catholic religious order with an offer to paint The Vision of Hell, one of the famous visions seen by the shepherd children at Fatima in 1917. Dali was only slightly interested until he had a secret meeting with Sister Lucia, the cloistered nun who saw the vision of Hell as a child. With that meeting Dali began to experience faith, and the escape from death he believed it promised.
- But how would he keep the world from knowing he had returned to church?
- And why did many in the Catholic Church dislike Salvador Dali’s visionary masterpiece?
- And why was this masterwork hidden beneath a nun’s bed for 30 years?
Dali’s Greatest Secret is an untold story that changes our view of Salvador Dali and answers many mysteries in his work and personal life. Revealing, touching and puzzling, Dali’s Greatest Secret takes us on the spiritual journey of history’s greatest surrealist artist.