Inside the Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others” – Salvador Dali

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The Dali Museum has been one my families favourite places for as long as I can remember.  The museum features works from the artist’s entire career – over 2,100 works from every moment and in every medium.

The museum was originally founded with the works collected by Reynolds and Eleanor Morse, who discovered Dalí in 1942. By the mid 70’s they decided to donate their entire collection.

This caught the St. Petersburg communities attention who rallied for the collection to be brought to the area. The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, FL opened in 1982.

Sat on the St. Petersburg waterfront with a view of Tampa Bay, the museum is a work of art, with huge curved skylights and 900 oddly geometric windows, each one different in shape.

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Inside is no less surreal with a swirling central staircase, modelled on the DNA double helix, a shape that intrigued Salvador Dali.

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The three-story museum is the perfect canvas for some of Dalí’s most famous works, from the surprisingly small melting clocks of The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory to the masterwork Hallucinogenic Toreador.

Take a look…

 

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Portrait of My Dead Brother

 

 

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Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln

 

 

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The Hallucinogenic Toreador

 

 

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The Persistence of Memory

 

 

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Sentimental Colloquy

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