Over 200 original paintings and ceramic artworks goes on public display in Ulaanbaatar.
'Receiving a world class exhibition with astounding magnitude and abundance for the first time, the Mongolian public will be able to explore the true depth of the famous painters' masterpiece paintings and drawings,' said a statement by the museum.
The diverse exhibition will also feature ceramic works including 'Goat's Head', 'Four dancers' and 'Picador and a Bull' by Pablo Picasso along with lithographs, drawings and sculptures including 'Triumphant Elephant', 'Vision of an Angel', 'Dance of Time I-III' and 'Woman in a flame' from Salvador Dali.
Dali and Picasso get warm welcome in Mongolia. Pictures here and below: Chinbat Jigmedsuren, Bureau247.mn
Mr Shadrin, 57, born in the Urals, said the exhibition was brought to Mongolia in honour of Gala Dali, the lifelong inspiration of Salvador Dali. According to his belief, Gala, an ethnic Russian, came from a family with a far-flung ancestor from Mongolia.
'Seeing the remarkable works by the world famous artists with my own eyes feels incredible. I believe the exhibition is a very generous gift to Ulaanbaatar residents, who are ardent for modern arts,' said Bat-Uul Erdene, the Mayor of Ulaanbaatar, who supported the exhibition under the city's campaign 'Hospitable Ulaanbaatar'.
The Fine Arts G. Zanabazar Museum was founded in 1966. The museum is renowned for the works of G. Zanabazar (1635-1724), which include the statues of Sita Tara, the Five Dhayani Buddhas and the Bodhi Stupa.
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