DISCOVER DALI"™S SURREALISTIC WORLD
Artist Salvador DalU (1904-1989) became a cultural icon for the bizarre and surreal. He was born in Catalonia and here he created his Theatre-Museum. On this Land Adventure we take a 50 minute drive to Figueres to visit this unique attraction. Inaugurated in 1974, the DalU Theatre-Museum was built atop the remains of the former Theatre of Figueres, and contains a broad spectrum of works covering the career of the artist, from his early artistic experiences and his creations within the sphere of surrealism through to works dating from the last years of his life. Some of the most outstanding works on exhibition there are Port Alguer (1924), The Spectrum of Sex Appeal (1932), Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon (1941), Poetry from America, the Cosmic Athletes (1943), Galarina (1944-45), The Bread Basket (1945), Atomic Leda (1949) and Galatea of the Spheres (1952). We might also note the sets of work the artist created expressly for the Theatre-Museum, such as the Mae West room, the Palace of the Wind room, Monument to Francesc Pujols and Rainy Cadillac. The DalU Theatre-Museum has to be seen as a whole, as the great work of Salvador DalU, since it was conceived of and designed by the artist in order to offer visitors a genuine experience that would take them into his entrancing and unique world. The exhibition of Dali's Jewels, which is permanent, includes the thirty-seven jewels in gold and precious stones from the old Owen Cheatham collection, two jewels made later, and the twenty-seven drawings and paintings on paper that Salvador DalU made in designing the jewels. The whole forms an extensive collection of works carried out by the artist between 1941 and 1970, providing a perfect illustration of the various phases of his artistic development. All the pieces in the collection are unique items, and the combination of materials, dimensions and shapes used by Salvador DalU make this a one-off set in which the artist managed to express in a unique way the wealth of his singular iconography. Gold, platinum, precious stones (diamonds, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, aquamarines, topazes, etc.), pearls, corals and other noble materials combine to form hearts, lips, eyes, plant and animal forms, religious and mythological symbols and anthropomorphic forms.
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Port: Roses, Costa Brava
Duration: 4.5 hours
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