At the beginning of Dalí’s career, somewhere between 1933 and 1935, the great Spanish surrealist artist worked on a painting titled Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s ‘Angelus.' This canvas was a surreal interpretation of Jean-François Millet’s painting The Angelus and it inspired Dalí during its childhood as it was hung on a wall of his elementary school, where he invented stories of the peasant couple praying in the middle of a potato field. In his painting, Millet’s couple are transformed into ancient, gigantic sculptural ruins in a barren landscape illuminated by the moon.
Created for “Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination,” an exhibit at St. Petersburg, Florida’s Dalí Museum on the friendship and collaboration between those two visionary 20th-century world-creators (Dalí and Disney), visitors can now enter a fully immersive 360-degree virtual reality recreation of the painting and also enjoy a detailed sonic one featuring the voice of Dalí himself.
Not everyone can make it to the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida but don't be discouraged. Everyone can have the experience to rediscover this amazing painting over and over again by entering Dalí's dreamy world. Navigation to Dreams of Dalí is available on Google Cardboard, with an Android phone, or on an iPhone via the YouTube app. And those on desktops or laptops are encouraged to view the latest version on Chrome.