Refurbishment of war burned theater into a museum, let's peek inside the head of Salvador Dali

Oct 16, 2019

This museum covers every aspect of the life and work of Salvador Dali It provides a glimpse of Dali's life with a lot of his art, which is absolutely amazing. Dali is one of my favorite artists and this museum does, let's peek inside his head! A total head-trip for visitors! Giant eggs, walls of bread, and nightmare surreality mark the largest collection of works by Salvador Dalí. It is buried in a crypt below the stage, the museum received.D ali from the children knew that the museum is the town's theater, a first public exhibition of Dali was shown there. During the Spanish Civil War, the old theater was burned badly. So in 1960 Dali and mayor of Figueres decided to rebuild it as a museum dedicated to the town's most famous son. The plan was approved in 1968 by the city council and in the following year the construction started by the famous architectures Joaquim de Ros I Ramis and Alexandre Bonterra. It was then opened on September 28, 1974, and was grown in the mid - the 1980s. It includes buildings and courtyards in replacement of old theater. The dream of Dali was that the people who come to see the museum will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.

The art displaying the single largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the core of which was from the artist's personal collection. His paintings from all decades of his career, there are Dalí sculptures, three-dimensional collages, mechanical devices, and other curiosities from Dalí's imagination. A highlight is a three-dimensional anamorphic living-room installation with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed from a certain spot. It also displays the work and art of other artist collected by Dali. With a special request of Dali, a second-floor gallery is devoted to the work of his friend and fellow Catalan artist Antoni Pitxot, who also became director of the museum after Dalí's death. A glass geodesic dome cupola crowns the stage of the old theatre, and Dalí is buried in a crypt below the stage floorThe space formerly occupied by the audience has been transformed into a courtyard open to the sky, with Dionysian nude figurines standing in the old balcony windows A Dalí installation inside a full-sized automobile, inspired by Rainy Taxi (1938), is parked near the centre .

It has a giant collection of major work done by Dali in a single location, the most remembered exhibited works are Port Alguer(1924), The Spectre of Sex-appeal (1932), Soft self-portrait with grilled bacon (1941), Poetry of America—the Cosmic Athletes (1943), Galarina (1944–45), Basket of Bread (1945), Leda Atomica (1949), Galatea of the Spheres (1952) and Crist de la Tramuntana (1968)

There is also a set of works created by the artist expressly for the Museum, including the Mae West room, the Palace of the Wind room, the Monument to Francesc Pujols, and the Cadillac plujós.