tripNETer Road Trip Stop: Teatro-Museo Dalí, Crazy or Genious?

4 Aug

We decided to spend the whole day in Figueres, to introduce us and get the deepest feeling for Dalí’s essence.

as a side note, this Teatro-Museo is considered the largest surrealist object in the world, Dalí himself collaborated with architects and curators to design and build the museum, so he spent many years in his later life designing and living in it.

The main entrance of the museum is located in ‘Plaza de Gala-Salvador Dalí’, which is already a fine and visceral piece of artwork.

The first sight you get is breathtaking, the central patio speaks for itself:

This is the central cortyard, parterre of the original theatre.

We can see a vertical installation made out of:

  • A Cadillac known as ‘the rainy Taxi’
  • The huge (and fatty) sculpture of Queen Esther dragging a column of tyres with her chains.
  • François Girardon’s bust
  • Michelangelo’s Slave
  • Aboat belonging to Gala (Dalí’s muse)
  • An umbrella

Not clear at all?. It looks quite rational and consistent to us! 😛

We keep taking you the guided photo-tour:

 

 

Galarina:

Leda atómica (Atomic Leda):

Our favourite title for a painting: Autoretrato blando con bacon frito (Soft Self-Portrait with Fried Bacon)

The 3-dimensional, anamorphical Mae West Room can be seen after a patient waiting in line:

The ceiling of thePalace of the Wind:

In the museum are like millions of different pieces:  sculptures, large scale paintings, jewelry, and crazy installations:

Charming!

 

After a more than three hours we decided to leave this Dali’s world glimmer.

“Surreal, confusing, fantastic” were the three adjectives dancing in my head when we took our car to our next stop in our trip.

 

 

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3 Responses to “tripNETer Road Trip Stop: Teatro-Museo Dalí, Crazy or Genious?”

  1. rommel August 4, 2012 at 19:15 #

    Crazy installations, bwahahahaha. This is so so amazing. I love the full eccentricity of the place. As if when you go there and look at all the oddities, wonders and artistry, you don’t really know how much you react.
    Thank you for this trip. I really, genuinely felt like I toured it myself.
    That “face” room is cleverly awesome! 😀

  2. 24/7 in France August 7, 2012 at 13:18 #

    Very creative and ecclectic, to say the least – love the lips sofa!

    • andrewsmile August 7, 2012 at 15:25 #

      They are very famous! Very 80’s! Thanks for passing by!

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