Dali's 'Christ of St. John of the Cross' back on show at Kelvingrove Museum
Detail of Christ of St John of the Cross by Dali.
GLASGOW.- One of Scotland’s favourite paintings, Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dalí, has returned to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. The seminal artwork is now back on show, hanging in its bespoke gallery on the first floor of the museum. The painting had been on loan to the Royal Academy of Arts in London for their exhibition Dalí/Duchamp, before it travelled to The Dalí Museum in St Petersburg, Florida as part of the exhibition tour. Painted in 1951 and purchased by the City of Glasgow in 1952, Christ of St John of the Cross continues to be one of the real draws for the million-plus people who visit Kelvingrove Museum each year. Before its recent travels, the painting hadn’t been on loan since 2010, when it was exhibited at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, USA.