Salvador Dalí Exhibition at Potsdamer Platz Berlin


The Persistence of Memory 1931 Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dali – engaget.com
Permanent Exhibition Potsdamer Platz

Berlin’s Salvador Dalí Museum is a permanent exhibition at Potsdamer Platz. With over 450 original artworks by Spanish artist Salvador Dalí, it provides insight into his “virtuosity and mastership of almost all art techniques”.

The Train Station of Perpignan 1965 Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali Theater Museum Figueres Spain
Dalí Theatre and Museum Figueres Spain – discoverwalks.com
Dali Genius

I didn’t realize what a diverse artist Dalí was. The exhibits include illustrations, lithographs, sculpting, photography, xylographs, drypoint etchings, mixed-media graphics, héliogravures, Olympic medals, jewelry, and a short film! Videos in the museum illustrate techniques Dali used to create his versatile artworks.

Salvador Dalí
Butterfly Sails 1937 Salvador Dalí Surrealism Paintings Photo Gallery

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“Dali studied psycho-analysis and the works of Sigmund Freud before joining the Surrealists. The faithful transcription of dreams has always played a major role in Dali’s paintings.” Dalipaintings.com

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Santiago El Grande 1957 Salvador Dali

Although I’m not a big Dalí fan, his Surrealistic paintings are fascinating, and this exhibit gave me new appreciation of his art and creativity. Dali is considered a genius. In addition to avant-garde paintings, Dalí also created landscapes and portraiture. This is a list of Dali’s works created between 1913 and 1983.

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“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”  Salvador Dali

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Salvador Dalí The Great Masturbator 1929
The Mask 2004 José Roosevelt Surrealist Salvador Dali Follower

70 Years of Dali Art

The Berlin museum is a great introduction to Dalí’s complex world. Over 70 years he produced 1160 artworks and even illustrated his own life for the opening of the Dalí Theater Museum in Figueres Spain!

The Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee 1944 Salvador Dalí
Boat 1918 Salvador Dalí

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“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.” Salvador Dali

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Young Girls in a Garden 1921 Salvador Dali
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans 1936 Salvador Dali
Still Life by Moonlight 1926 Salvador Dali

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“The only difference between me and a madman is that I’m not mad.” Salvador Dali

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Still Life with Aubergines 1922 Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali Martin Lawrence Galleries
The Elephants 1948 Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali Still Life 1918
Hallucinogenic Toreador 1970 Salvador Dali

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“Surrealist artists rejected the rational in art. Instead they aimed to channel the unconscious to unlock the power of imagination.”

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The Burning Giraffe 1937 Salvador Dalí
Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 Salvador Dali
Roof Painting Dali Museum Figueres, Spain – © Torrenegra Flickr

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“I have a Dalinian thought: the one thing the world will never have enough of is the outrageous.” Salvador Dali

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Christ of St. John of the Cross 1951 Salvador Dali
Dali Symbolism

Dali used extensive symbolism in his art. Recurring “images include elephants with brittle legs which evoke weightlessness; ants, thought to be his symbol for decay and death; and melting watches, perhaps symbolic of the non-linear human perception of time“.

Tuna Fishing 1967 Salvador Dalí
Swans Reflecting Elephants 1937 Salvador Dalí

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Dali became the “most influential Surrealist artist and perhaps the most renowned twentieth century painter after Pablo Picasso”.

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Galatea of the Spheres 1952 Salvador Dalí
Lobster Telephone 1936 Salvador Dalí
Dali’s Most Famous Paintings

The museum contains so much info, it’s likely I’ll visit again. Some of Dalí’s most famous paintings include:

A Shower of Jasmine 1954 Salvador Dalí
View of Cadaques with the Shadow of Mount Pani 1917 Salvador Dali
Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire 1940
Salvador Dalí – Jos Coufreur AliExpress
Salvador Dalí Surrealist