BBC The Private Life of a Masterpiece - Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali (2006) HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2367 Kbps | 49mn 2s | 1008 MiB Audio: English AC3 448 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None Genre: Documentary
Salvador Dali's strange crucifixion is often called the greatest religious painting of the 20th century. Yet its artist was a notorious blasphemer some of whose work had outraged the Catholic Church. The Christ of St John of the Cross by Salvador Dali is the first of two extraordinary crucifixions painted by Dali in the early 1950s. The painting is based on a 'cosmic dream' Dali is said to have had, in which the nucleus of the atom was a figure of Christ himself.