The Dali Museum in St. Petersburg opened at it's new location earlier this month (on 1/11/11 at 11:11:)). It houses the largest collection of Dali paintings outside of Spain and the largest collection of Dali's 'masterworks'. For a painting to qualify as a masterwork it has to be at least 5 feet in one direction and have taken over a year to create. Seven of Dali's 18 masterworks are at this museum and the sheer scale of them gave me a new appreciation for the vast amount of work involved in some of his paintings. The new museum is right on the water in an appropriately quirky building and we had to wait about 40 mins to get in since Sunday is their busiest day and they had record attendance figures since they re-opened.
Sometimes kids just can't get into the blogging spirit...:)
My favorite was Hallucinogenic Toreador because of the imagery (if you look closely the green skirt becomes a tie and you can see a man's face above it...)
Mike's favorite was Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man because of the symbolism...