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Much-a Salvador Dalí
Dali Universe (London)
Member Name: davotoula
Dali Universe (London)
Date: 23/10/00, updated on 23/10/00 (211 review reads)
Advantages: large collection, rare items
A visit to the 'Dalí Universe' opened up my eyes about Salvador Dalí - an amazing artist. I had seen some standard posters of his most famous works but now I know that Dalí has created so much more.
The exhibition starts calmly with photographs from Dalí's life and some of his quotes. It makes you realise how egocentric he must have been yet what an odd genius he was.
- "I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait."
- "The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad."
After this short presentation of the artist himself you are presented with a large amount of his creations: sculptures, drawings, lithographs, oil paintings, etchings, watercolours, furniture and a movie. All together over 500 pieces and probably “Europe's most important collection of Salvador Dalí's art works.”
The sculptures were the most interesting part and I especially liked to read the small explanations beside the pieces. The meaning was often profound and with several dimensions. The symbolism was very powerful and universal.
Not only did this exhibition open up my eyes about Salvador Dalí, it also made me think more about my self and in ways I have not considered before.
There is almost too much art to see in one go and I wish that the ticket would admit you to re-enter. I will definitely go back again but not soon due to the high price.
PS Tube: Westminister DS
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