I experienced the art of Dali
Last week I visited The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg Florida, located on the waterfront near the local university, a peaceful setting boasting blue skies and aqua water. The exhibit inside was a stranger sight with art created by the Spanish son Salvador Dali, who turned into the most sought after surrealist artist of the world.
Even those who haven’t seen his art most probably recognize him with his large mustache and popping eyes ~ he was the master of promotion and used his sense of humor to draw everyone into his world.
His surreal work is known for the melting clocks and watches, his bizarre use of ordinary objects for the unexpected, and samples of his creations were there in the gallery. However there was much more to notice. The way he painted the tiniest details, the cracks, the faces, so much precision in each work. The illusions he created with the canvas, first you see two nuns, then you discover it’s an old woman . . . He was a genius of the multidimensional technique.
Even more fortunate, I visited the museum while they had a special display.
Disney & Dali: Architects of the Imagination
The two men, Dali and Disney, had much in common and both approached life as a canvas for their art.
They enriched the lives of all people with their talents and we owe much to these trail blazers of the modern design world and marketing promotion ideals. Both men took their creativity to new levels, despite the naysayers, and brought forward an honest new approach.
Together they created the movie Destino which was a fantastical film artwork.
The afternoon was completed by a walk through the maze
Dali left a lasting impression on the way I view things now. Yes he was master of surreal, used 3-D as if he’d invented the dimension, but he offered even more ~ A sense of oneself looking into anther’s view of reference.
Immediately after leaving the museum I noticed things I never had before. It’s never too late to learn something new or to see things from a new perspective.
Dali has given me much more than I had ever dreamed. I recommend anyone who has a chance to view any of his work.
Scrutinize it with an open eye.
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Very cool. I wasn’t aware of his collaboration with Disney!
It was a very enlightening experience. The two men had much in common and were also miles apart. The display had video footage of the two men together, family portraits, and original drawings by Dali and Disney for the film. I enjoyed Dali’s work more than I anticipated. I never realized how much detail he painted, much more than melting watches.