My new year of life began this past week with a visit to an old friend. I needed to get away from my home for a bit to reflect on all the experiences that my current year of life had accumulated and to sit on the beach. After ten years of not seeing her, needless to say, we had a lot of fun!
I was able to do a lot of the things that I had been wanting to do and meditate on the new year of life ahead. I was also able to fly one of my new kites which was also personal goal of mine. There is something beautifully simple, yet so free and fun when the kite took flight.
Little did I know the best was still ahead…
On my last full day in St. Pete, we decided to go to the Salvador Dali museum that is located there. They are currently having an exhibit called “Picasso/Dali, Dali/Picasso”. The exhibit was amazing as it dealt with a comparison look at the lives of two of the greatest surrealist artists Spain has ever produced.
The exhibit was amazing as it displayed both artists side by side while taking on the same surrealist projects and how these were interpreted by each. I then made my way to the “other” gallery in where the real heart of the Dali museum exists, I just had not found that out yet.
The absolutely breathtaking collection of Dali’s work in this exhibit blew my mind the moment I realized that all of the works within this gallery are masterpieces that I had only previously seen in art books and media throughout the years. I was in pure awe being able to stand before pieces like “The Hallucinogenic Toreador” and “The Ecumenical Council”. These 16 foot tall works of surrealist art painted by the master creator that was Salvador Dali. I could literally spend hours upon hours at this museum just reflecting and learning from the works that are presented there. The Dali Museum is definitely a place that I hold dear to my heart and am truly thankful to have been able to experience in this lifetime.
It was nice to have been able to get away for a bit and take some time to myself and can truly say that I have returned with an experience that has given me new forms of inspiration for my own creativity.
Check out the following links to learn more about The Dali Museum and the great surrealist art of Salvador Dali!
The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida – http://thedali.org/
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