23.09.10 – We made our way back to Barcelona today and as planned, we stopped at the Dalí Museum in Figueres. One thing Anita and I learned while we visited Dalí’s home in Port Lligat was how he was involved in so many types of artistic expression. He drew, painted, sculpted, wrote books and screenplays. He even did some work with the Marx Brothers! The museum in Figureres was a comprehensive display of his drawing, paintings and sculptures. Most probably know Dalí as a bit of an oddball but when you get to see more of his work you get to see more of his “genius.” We saw a scope of work which spanned from the abstract to the more conservative and beautiful pieces. I’m no art critic so it’s hard to explain but I love his work. Sometimes it’s just fun.
- Dalí Museum Looks As Crazy As His Paintings [Architecture] (gizmodo.com)
- The Lust for Late (online.wsj.com)
- Art Review: Antics Aside, a Dalí of Constant Ambition (nytimes.com)
- A Surrealist Blockbuster (observer.com)