- Dalí Theatre and Museum
The heart of the museum was the building that housed the town's theatre when Dalí was a child, and where one of the first public exhibitions of young Dalí's art was shown. The old theater was bombed in the Spanish Civil War and remained in a state of ruin for decades until Dalí and the mayor of Figueres decided to rebuild it as a museum dedicated to the town's most famous son in 1960. The museum also occupies buildings and courtyards adjacent to the old theater building.
The museum opened on September 28, 1974, with continuing expansions through the mid-1980s. It houses the single largest and most diverse collection of works by Salvador Dalí, the heart of which was from the artist's own collection. In addition to Dalí paintings from all decades of his career, there are Dalí sculptures, 3-dimensional collages, mechanical devices, a living-room with custom furniture that looks like the face of Mae West when viewed from a certain spot, and other curiosities from Dalí's imagination.
The museum also houses a small selection of works by other artists collected by Dalí, ranging from El Greco to Marcel Duchamp, and a gallery devoted to the work of Dalí's friend and fellow Catalan artist Antoni Pitxot, who became director of the museum after Dalí's death.
Dalí is buried in a crypt in the Teatre-Museu basement.
Some of the most important exhibited works are Port Alguer (1924), L'espectre del sex-appeal (1932), Autoretrat tou amb bacon fregit (1941), Poesia d'Amèrica-Els atletes còsmics (1943), Galarina (1944–45), La panera del pa (1945), Leda atòmica (1949), Galatea de les esferes (1952) and Crist de la Tramuntana (1968). There is also a set of works carried out by the artist expressly for the Theater-Museum, like the room Mae West, the room Palau del Vent, the Monument to Francesc Pujols, and the Cadillac plujós.
- Dalí Universe - in London, England
- Salvador Dalí Museum - in St Petersburg, Florida, USA
- Espace Dalí - in Paris, France
- ^ "Figueres: Teatre Museu Dalí - History". Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí. 2010. http://www.salvador-dali.org/museus/figueres/en_historia.html. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
Salvador Dalí Selected
paintingsLandscape Near Figueras (1910) • Vilabertran (1913) • Fiesta in Figueres (1914–16) • Port of Cadaqués (Night) (1918–19) • The Artist's Father at Llane Beach (1920) • The Garden of Llaner (Cadaqués) (1920–21) • Cabaret Scene (1922) • Cubist Self-Portrait with "La Publicitat" (1923) • Self-portrait with L'Humanitie (1923) • Portrait of Luis Buñuel (1924) • Siphon and Small Bottle of Rum (1924) • The Basket of Bread (1926) • Honey Is Sweeter Than Blood (1927) • The Lugubrious Game (1929) • The First Days of Spring (1929) • The Great Masturbator (1929) • The Persistence of Memory (1931) • The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft Which Can Be Used As a Table (1934) • Morphological Echo (1934–36) • Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet's Angelus (1935) • Autumn Cannibalism (1936) • Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) (1936) • The Burning Giraffe (1937) • Metamorphosis of Narcissus (1937) • Swans Reflecting Elephants (1937) • Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach (1938) • The Sublime Moment (1938) • Shirley Temple, The Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of the Cinema in Her Time (1939) • The Face of War (1940) • Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire (1940) • Honey is Sweeter than Blood (1941) • Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943) • Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening (1944) • Galarina (1944–45) • Basket of Bread (1945) • The Temptation of St. Anthony (1946) • The Elephants (1948) • Leda Atomica (1949) • The Madonna of Port Lligat (1949) • Christ of Saint John of the Cross (1951) • Galatea of the Spheres (1952) • The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1952–54) • Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) (1954) • Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity (1954) • The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955) • Living Still Life (1956) • The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus (1958–59) • The Ecumenical Council (1959–60) • Galacidalacidesoxyribonucleicacid (1963) • Tuna Fishing (1966–67) • The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1968–70) • La Toile Daligram (1972) • The Swallow's Tail (1983)
Other worksWritings: Un Chien Andalou (1929) • L'Age d'Or (1930) • Giraffes on Horseback Salad (1937) • Libretto for Bacchanale (1939) • The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942, autobiography)
Films: Un Chien Andalou (1929) • L'Age d'Or (1930) • Spellbound (1945, dream sequence) • Impressions of Upper Mongolia (1975, narration)
Animated films: Destino (1946, completed 2003)
Logos: Chupa Chups
Opera: Être Dieu (1985)
Sculpture: Lobster Telephone (1936) • Mae West Lips Sofa (1937)
Costumes: costumes for García Lorca's play Mariana Pineda (1927)
Novels: Hidden Faces (1944)
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