|Teatre Museu Dalì|
|A closeup of one of the bread loaves.|
The heart of the museum is the building that once housed the town's theater when Dali was a child. It was also the site of one of his first public exhibitions. The old theater was burned during the Spanish Civil War and was in ruin for several decades. Then, in 1960 Dali and the town's mayor decided to rebuild the theater and use it as a museum dedicated to Dali's creations. A glass dome cupola crowns the stage of the old theater, and Dali is buried in a crypt beneath the stage floor.
|A reconstruction of Dali's creation The Rainy Taxi (1938), that "rains" inside the car.|
|"Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea|
Which at Twenty Meters Becomes the
Portrait of Abraham Lincoln."
Another highlight of the museum is a 3D living room installation that when viewed from a certain spot, looks like the face of Mae West. Dali used paintings for the eyes, a fireplace for the nose and a sofa for the lips. The hair is draped over an arch atop a staircase, which allows one to view the illusion from a distance.
The museum continues through many levels and rooms, and visitors are urged to tour the space is no particular order, as the rooms have not been laid out in any systematic or chronological order, according to Dalì's wishes. The museum was a wonderful romp through the clever, magical, often bizarre mind and talent of Dalì.
|Retrospective Bust of a Woman.....with bread on her head and neck!|