A Guide To The Dali Museum – St. Petersburg, Florida

The Salvador Dali Museum has the largest collection of Salvador Dali work in the United States. They currently have close to 100 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors, and drawings. The Salvador Dali Museum also has over 1,300 graphic prints and other artwork references, such as photographs, sculptures, and a library. This is one of the two major museums that display his artwork, the Dali Theatre-Museum is located in a town called Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

The Museum has been home to some of the most renowned Dali Exhibits such as; Dali & Mass Culture (2004-2005), Dali Centennial (2004), Dali by the Decades (2007), Dali in Focus (2008), and of course, Dali in Film (2008).

Also considered a Daliean Landmark which provide art lovers a unique museum experience. They represent the life of one of the 20th century’s most innovated thinkers. They help carry on Dali’s legacy and promote his brand of Surrealism.

You’re not only visiting a house of art but you’re visiting a piece of art itself. The museum sits on 20,000 square feet which allows it to display so many pieces of Salvador Dali. It also has the “glass enigma” a glass shell that provides a beautiful view of Tampa Bay. 

A painting of Salvador Dali painting a painting… Art-ception

Salvador Dali was, and still is, someone who was considered ahead of his time. He is best know for his surrealist artwork. Surrealism was a cultural movement that was started in Europe after World War I. The movement is best known for its visual artworks and writings and the juxtaposition of distant realities to activate the unconscious mind through the imagery.

Artists painted unnerving, illogical scenes, sometimes with photographic precision, creating strange creatures from everyday objects, and developing painting techniques that allowed the unconscious to express itself.

Salvador Dali received a fine arts education in Madrid, Spain. Influenced by Impressionism and the Renaissance masters at a young age, he became attracted to Cubism and the avant-garde movement then by 1929 as he moved closer towards Surrealism he ended up joining a Surrealist group. Shortly after that, he became one of the leading exponents.

His best known work

The Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali
The Persistence of Memory

Here’s another piece of his work:

Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus

What’s interesting about the surrealism movement was how accurate artists were able to vividly share what unconscious thoughts looked like. Things that were not talked about in every day conversations all of a sudden are shown to you in a picture.

The Dali museum has a lot to offer when it comes to solo adventures, dates, or family functions.

You don’t want to miss out on the Vincent Van Gogh immersion exhibit.

Yep. An immersive digital experience when it comes to Vincent Van Gogh.

Here’s a sample of the experience:

“Close friends are truly life’s treasures. Sometimes they know us better than we know ourselves. With gentle honesty, they are there to guide and support us, to share our laughter and our tears. Their presence reminds us that we are never really alone.” – Vincent Van Gogh

You don’t want miss out on this experience. It’s here until June 13th – Get your tickets here (not affiliated)

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