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Sierra Stevens
Hum 2210 5:30pm
Museum Review 1

The Dali Museum Review

On Monday September 22, 2014 Shelby Flower, Nicholas Myers and Sierra Stevens- the researcher went to The Dali Museum. The Dali Museum is one of Saint. Petersburg Florida finest museums located at 1 Dali Blvd, St Petersburg, FL 33701. We visited the famous museum to complete a museum review for our western Humanities class. The Dali Museum is the home of countless piece of the well-known artist Salvador Dali (1904-1989.) When you arrive the building is very abstract, not the typical building. As soon as you walk up the museum the building it is unique and interesting the corner of the building is resting on a giant beautiful rock. On both sides of the path is a little wish pond and all around a beautiful entrance. As you walk up to the door, elevator like doors open and you walk into a giant gift shop and just a realization how loved, admired and appreciated Dali is. After u get past the gift shop and purchase a ticket you have the choice to take the stairs or take an elevator. The stair case is not the traditional stairs yet very unique and beautiful. The stairs are to represent a DNA strand very curvy. Finally once you reach the actual museum there two different rooms the Hough family wing and Tom and Mary James family wing. Marvels of Illusions exhibit was going on when we visited the museum. Countless pieces was on display some that stuck out the most to me was Nieuw Amsterdam: 1974, The Hallucinogenic Toreador: 1969-70, Geopociticus Child Watching The Birth Of The New Man: 1943, Galaciadalacidesoxiribunucleicacid: 1963, and Gala Contemplating The Mediterranean Sea: 1976. Pretty much every piece was mind blowing but these were my favorite five. The museum was filled with amazing art work; Dali was a very talented artist so was extremely hard for the researcher to pick out top five pieces.

Have you ever just looked at one of the famous Salvador Dali master pieces and was completely mind blown? That is because he uses surrealism, which was the 20th century movement in art and literature that released the potential of the unconscious mind. “In the united states in the 1930s Salvador Dali was regarded as the most important and influential representative of surrealism.” (Barron 148). The researcher favorite example of surrealism is the: The Hallucinogenic Toreador. The well-known masterpiece was created in 1969-70 oil on canvas.
When you first take a look at the enormous piece your mind goes wondering, what is the hidden message behind this piece? The piece is represented inside a bullfight arena as you can tell by looking at the top of the picture you can notice it take place inside an arena. Meanwhile the afternoon shadows sweep to the left while it engulf a panorama of memories along with associates. Throughout the painting it appears as some type of insect is swarming over the arena, this is showing gadflies. Gadflies seem to be gathered throughout the painting mainly, around the bullfighter and the bull. Throughout the illustration of the dead bull, lays a pool of blood under neither where you can find a blow up matures and a sun bather. Not only is the sun bather enjoying the pool of blood so, is a Dalmatian dog facing the pool kind of hidden in the sand. On the other side of the blood pool “an artist's easel or chair, with a cubistic rendition of the Venus de Milo, harks back to Dali's art-school experiences of drawing from plaster casts, one of which stands immediately behind the easel. The space between the student days and the childhood days is peppered with items from Dali's mature works: his beach landscapes are suggested in the landscape at lower