Espace Dalí in Paris

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The Espace Dali is a unique permanent exhibition in France entirely devoted to the master of surrealism , Salvador Dali and more particularly to his sculptures and engravings. The museum, near the famous Place du Tertre in Montmartre, has more than 300 original artworks which feature the phantasmagorical world of one of the major 20th century artists.

The Espace Dali is France's biggest collection of Dalinian sculptures, which represent a significant aspect of the artistic creation of Dali. The collection reveals three dimensional realizations of the most famous surrealistic images of the artist. Famous original sculptures such as the Space Elephant or Alice in Wonderland are obviously presented but the visitor also discovers other aspects of the Dalinian genius, with for example artworks made on paper such as Moses and monotheism, Memories of Surrealism, Don Quixote, etc.

Salvador Dali's work has illustrated major literature, mythology, History and religion topics. Through this significant work, he expresses his own vision of the poetic and literary universal topics.

The Museum

A phantasmagorical music guides the visitor from an artwork to the other, while creative workshops for children give them the opportunity to get familiarized with Dali’s work. An art gallery is adjacent to the museum. In a way, the Espace Dali looks like the artist : theatrical, phantasmagorical, colorful, in other words : surrealistic.

Temporary exhibitions

The Espace Dali regularly plans new temporary exhibitions. After Dali and fashion, the museum plans from the 19th of September 2008 to the 15th of January 2009, Dali – Holograms and optics games.

Dali was interested very early in both science and holograms. Therefore, this exhibition is dedicated to the artist's visual experiences and pays tribute to him, revisiting his work with the optical effects prism and three dimensional screens. From the 10th of April to the 24th of June 2009 : Dali at work From the 16th of October 2009 to the 20th of January 2010 : Golden Dali and Gala Jewels

The Galleries

Two galleries are completing the place: the Galerie Dali which presents a selection of some of the artist’s artworks (sculptures, engravings and lithographs), and the Galerie Montmartre which reveals, with the Parisian roofs panorama in the background, several contemporary artists.

See also

  • Dalí Theatre and Museum - Figueres, Catalonia, the single largest collection of Dalí's artworks
  • Salvador Dalí Museum — St Petersburg, Florida, home to many of Dalí's paintings
  • List of museums in Paris

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