By Paul K.
The Dalí Theatre-Museum offers a unique experience of the power of creativity that is sown in every inch revealing the works of one of the most extraordinary minds of the 20th century. It is a comprehensive collection of artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) straddling from the earliest artistic experiences down to the creational works of his last couple of years of his life. The artist premeditated everything bringing to an establishment of a captivating and unique world that reveals the secrets from conscious-unconscious going beyond the obvious.
Dalí’s museum is the world’s largest surrealist object. Exploration through the exhibition rooms offers an opportunity to experience bizarre work and thoughts of a genius. To Enjoy the Dalí Museum tour, there are consists of three distinct museum areas with over 1500 exhibited works where visitors can amble unguided.
- The Theatre-Museum that forms a unique art object that was refurbished from the old municipal theatre damaged during the Spanish civil war. The sculptures, installations, engravings and the entire design are entirely the works of Salvador Dalí himself.
- Progressive extension of the Theatre-Museum is a collection of photography that may supposedly make everything else in the museum seem positively docile. There are plenty of bizarre, hallucinatory images and stereoscopic works among other recent acquisitions.
- The Dalí-Jewellery exhibition section houses golden jewels and precious stones that were inaugurated in 2001.
This broad spectrum of artistic works ranging from paintings and sculptures to complex and monumental installations makes the Dalí Theatre and Museum not only the world’s largest single collection of the artistic work but also one of his great works in itself. A highlight of the stupendous works on display include; The Self –portrait with l’Humanité, The Spectre of Sex-Appeal, Soft self-portrait with grilled bacon, Poetry of America, The Basket of Bread, Leda Atomica, Portrait of Gala balancing two lambs on her shoulder, among much more.
Some set of works has been being created expressly to be on permanent display including, the Wind Palace Gallery, the Mae West Room, the Rainy Cadillac and the Monument to the Francesc Pujols.
Dalí Museum Tour Details via High- Speed Train
An itinerary for a salient tour to the Dalí Museum starts from Barcelona Sants train station that takes only 50 min to cover 140 km. The scheduled days for visits are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. The tour takes around 6 hours and if one starts the tour at 7:30 am, there is ample time for exploration and still have some free time at the Dalí Museum. Discover Barcelona is a friendly and knowledgeable guide in English makes the whole tour impeccable.
Other Artistic Works
Besides Salvador Dalí’s works, there are other exhibitions for other artists who were invited to his museum among other collections the painter privately obtained such as El Greco, Modest Urgell, Ernest Meissonier, Marcel Duchamp, and Gerard Dou.
The crypt at the center of the museum where Salvador Dali was buried after his death in 1989 was remodelled in 1997 to exhibit a collection of jewellery he designed.