|Salvador Dali (1904-1989), the father
of surrealist art. Unreal, unpredictable
imaginary worlds. Dali was famous
in his lifetime, extremely rare for an
artist. He planned every aspect of
this funhouse of a “museum” and is
buried in a crypt here.
|The “Rainy Cadillac” in the central courtyard
actually belonged to Dali. You know how you
can never find a taxi in the rain? This one
has a coin slot, and if you put in a euro it
rains on the mannequin driver and
passengers inside the car!
|This collosal oil painting may be a self portrait,
Dali seeing himself as someone who gave
everything he had to his art. He planned for
the location of this piece, looking down on
Dali museum devotees.
|Dali’s wife, Gala, was a favorite
subject. This is “Gala contemplating the
Mediterranean Sea, which at 30 meters
becomes Abraham Lincoln”. Squint
your eyes – you’ll see his head.
|Dali was enthralled with Mae West. This piece is
an entire ROOM! The lips are a large couch.
The nostrils are fireplaces. In order to view the
work, you have to climb a ten step ladder and
look through a convex glass that pulls it all
|Dali was born in Figueres, where the museum is,
and his sculptures are all over town. Loved this
38 meter spoon that curves around a tree.