Dalí Theater-Museum, Pt. 1

A Piece of Dalí's World...

I am always looking for intriguing art when I travel, or even when I am back at home, and I just had to venture off to Figueres and check out the Dalí Theater-Museum. Figueres is a city in Catalunya, just about an hour and a half away from Blanes, and is the birthplace and death-place of Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904- January 23, 1989). If you’re not familiar with him, have you ever seen that famous painting with the clocks that appear to be melting? That was by him and is called “The Persistence of Memory,” FYI…

‘The Persistence of Memory’, Salvador Dali, 1931, Image via Dalipaintings.com

The Dalí Theater-Museum houses an impressive collection of Dalí’s artworks, including paintings, sculptures, gold objects, 3-D works and more, which showcase his grand contribution to the surrealist movement. Dalí’s involvement in the concept of the museum is also what makes the historical site very special in my opinion. This remarkable, maybe even bizarre, man conceived a museum in which to present his works as a whole and specially placed each piece so as to invite the audience to view the art from his unique and exceptional perspective. Welcome to Dalí’s world.

One of the most awe-inspiring pieces for me was the ‘Central Panel of the Wind Palace Ceiling,’ (2nd and 3rd photos below) which the artist painted on a large, raised scaffolding in Port Lligat, a small village in Girona, Spain, and later placed in the museum.

I was also lucky enough to catch the exhibition on display, “Variants of Dalí’s Mustache,” portraits by Philippe Halsman:

There is so much more artwork from the museum to share, plus images from Dalí’s jewels. Stay tuned for future posts!

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