The Dali Exhibits were divided according to his work. Like this one – Mythology and Religion.
The butterfly – to help man escape daily worries for lightness. I wish there was a way the butterflies on earth could help us achieve that.
And this one requires no explanation being the classic Adam and Eve, in that very moment of temptation.
Lady Godiva embodies earthly beauty, whereas the butterflies depict the ethereal otherworld.
The caption below the sculptures helped in our appreciation. I will definitely need to take more time to slowly go through each exhibit the next time I visit.
Strangely, up close, Lady Godiva looked more bronze than gold.
The hall was beautifully designed.
Unicorn – protrayed as a phallic figure, as the plate below explains.
Dali chose to portray the unicorn as a phallic figure whose horn penetrates a stone wall through a heart-shaped opening, from which a drop of blood is slowly falling. The nude, reposing female stretched out in the foreground at the hooves of the animal underlines the sensual nature of this sculpture.
The female form is just so beautifully captured.
St George and the Dragon. I thought it was a snake at first, before I noticed the wings.
In this sculpture, we can see the artist himself, represented by St. George, slaying the dragon, while his inspirational muse, Surrealist Art, exalts in the background.
Thank you so much for taking the time to upload these pictures. They are ABSOLUTELY gorgeous. I love looking at them. Without you I would have NO idea what was going on in your Tiny Island so I appreciate that. I feel like I went to the exhibition right with you.
Aren’t they just brilliant? I mean, look at Lady Godiva, she seems like she is melting gold! Thanks again. btw Hope you are well!
Makes it totally worth the while when I read your kind words 🙂
I found the gold lady godiva just gorgeous….I really felt transported to a mythical time.
I enjoyed the Dali exhibits through your eyes very much! 😉 Thanks for sharing them.. Have to agree… the Lady Godiva one is beautiful!
Have you been to any of the museums in Europe lately? Are there some close to where you live? Wanted to ask you, out of all the countries in Europe, where did you have the most fun?