Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Salvadore Dali

June 12

Salvador Dali, from Spain was a Surrealist artist. Today we had the pleasure of seeing a special exhibition of his work in Venice: The Dali Universe. We happened on a great collection of paintings, etchings, lithographs and sculpture at the Museo do S. Apollonia. Interspersed with the work were quotes and thoughts by Dali. I particularly liked his views on time, "Man believes he is in charge of the voyage, but it is always time who is the ultimate rider." Several versions of Dali's "soft clocks" from his most famous painting Persistence of Memory were included in the display, numerous bronze sculptures, and illustrations from his edition of The Holy Bible.

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