Dali Museum

Portrait of Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali . He is wearing a pinstriped suit and his trademark mustache.

One Dali Blvd. St. Petersburg, FL. www.thedali.org – 727.823.3767

3/22/22 – Q-tips & their adult kids say: YES, see it.

What a great visit.

Mrs. Q says: Salvador Dalí made paintings, sculptures and films about the dreams he had. He painted melting clocks and floating eyes, clouds that look like faces and rocks that look like bodies.

Sounds weird right? Think about what your paintings would look like if you painted your dreams? I bet they would be pretty weird too!

Dalí was involved with surrealism. This was an art movement where painters made dream-like scenes and showed situations that would be bizarre or impossible in real life to shock & scare.

Dalí was even expelled from art school just before his final exams because he said that none of the teachers were qualified to examine him.

Salvador Dalí went to Paris after leaving art school, which was where he met the surrealists. The surrealists appealed to his wild sense of humor, they invented surrealist games and enjoyed putting different objects together to make something playful and disturbing at the same time. Here is Dalí’s version of a surrealist sculpture. It is called Lobster Telephone.

You couldn’t call anything on that!

Dalí liked to use lots of different materials to make art, including paint, sculpture and film. He even designed furniture, jewels and scenery for theatre production. He was a man of many talents and he is still seen as a great artist who influences many artists today!

What do you think of Dalí’s artwork? Is it funny, weird…scary?

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