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Friday, April 14, 2017

Dalí on the Reforma

When I went to the Anthropology Museum this week, I also wanted to see a special exhibit along the street in front of the museum.  For an indefinite period of time, twenty sculptures by the famous, surrealist artist Salvador Dalí are on display along the Paseo de la Reforma.  These sculptures are from the collection of Carlos Slim, the richest man in Mexico and one of the richest men in the world.  Slim and the government of Mexico City made an agreement to display these works where all could appreciate them.

The dappled sunlight along the tree-lined Reforma was not ideal for photography, but here are some of the pictures which I took.








Of all of Dalí's bizarre images perhaps his trademark is the melting pocket watches which appeared in his famous painting "The Persistence of Memory".  Those melting watches are featured in several of the sculptures on display.









6 comments:

  1. Fabulous. I bet in person they are absolutely awesome.

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    1. Unfortunately, because of the shadows, not all of my photos came out well. One of the most amusing sculptures was of the Venus de Milo with a giraffe's neck.

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  2. Those are so cool! I never knew that Dalí also did sculpture. Where are they? Down in Chapultepec? I don't recognize the background.

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where sculptures of leaping salmon are quite popular.

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    1. They are located along the Paseo de la Reforma just past the entrance to the Anthropology Museum. What you see in the background is the fence of the museum.

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  3. I especially love the renditions of the watches. I, too, was unaware that Dali did sculpture. I like St. George, as well.

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    1. Dali is bizarre, but unlike so much contemporary art, I find his work very interesting, and can appreciate his talent.

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