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Dalicious but not fulfilling
Dali Universe (London)
Member Name: mrbibbly
Dali Universe (London)
Date: 03/02/01, updated on 03/02/01 (284 review reads)
Advantages: Atmospheric,well set-out,nice selection of exhibits
Disadvantages: ticket prices,no well known originals
I have been a Salvador Dali fanatic ever since I can remember,one of my first memories was his painting "the Metamorphosis of Narcissus" hanging up in my dining room every time I ate.This is probably the reason I turned out as surreal as I did...
Since then I have been a bit of a mad fan,I have turned up to every exhibition I can think of.Been to the Tate a couple of times to see a couple of originals of his.it was with great interest that I saw a permenant exhibition of his work and influence in the centre of London,at south bank.
I went to London,to the south bank,saw some beautiful statues influenced by some of his work outside.I paid the entrance fee and stepped in.The corridor walk to the main exhibition room was very atmospheric,it had recordings of his voice over some music,quotes on the wall from him and strange photos.This set quite an atmosphere and filled me full of anticipation for what was to come.
The main exhibition hall ws full of Dali watercolours,sculpture and dali furniture.One of the most impressive parts to the exhibition was the backdrop painting done by Dali for Hitchcocks' "spellbound," this is huge and has to be seen to be beliieved.It is hard to wander round this exhibition without a sense of awe over his work,Dali fan or not.
Towards the end of the exhibition were a selection of Dali signed prints and originals;believe me all the times I wish i had a few hundred thousand quid,I wish that was one of them.The exhibition also has a small cafe and gift shop.
This is an impresive exhibition,it would be more impressive had it featured some of Dalis' more powerful original oil paintings,and I must say the ticket price was quite steep.Dali fan or not this is an impressive exhibition,even for atmosphere alone.
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