Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Dali Museum

I was in Tampa, FL recently on vacation and in-between the trips to the beach, we hit the cities to get some good food. We camped for a few days on the waterfront and it was wonderful. The best part of the trip was of course the visit to the new Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. They had so many of his works, and we were fortunate to see the 4 great masterworks: The Discovery of America (1959), The Ecumenical Council (1960), Galacidalacidesoxiribunucleicacid (1963); and The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1970). These were recently restored and we were able to see the exhibit called Stipped Bare + Bathed: The Preservation of Dali's Masterworks and Dali's Grotesque Carnival too. It was quite the inspiration I needed to come back and work on a few more paintings!