Out and about again, this time visiting an art gallery /museum that opened here in Launceston back in April. The gallery named dAda mUse ( a wordplay -dAda being dreamtime and Dali art while mUse is the Greek route forming mUseum) is housed in a restored 1842 warehouse , known locally as the Johnstone and Wilmot building.
The museum is caretaker for Australia’s largest collection of Salvador Dali graphic works on paper.
Having visited the Dali Museum in Figeures and his studio at Port Ligat on our trip to Spain back in 2016 we were both very keen to visit this new venture on our doorstep.
John reading the information booklet about the various art works on the first floor . Salvador Dali was the Master of Surrealism , creating art from his visions and hallucinations . He created more than 1500 prints , including heliogravures, etchings, mixed media, lithographs and wood engravings in his lifetime.
One of the many Dali prints , to be honest I didn’t note either the name of this one or if it is an original, apologies for that. I know that Dali’s works are not to everyone’s taste but I find them quite fascinating, each one has its own underlying message.
Dali was such a complex character , the son of an atheist father and strictly religious catholic mother. He had an older brother , also named Salvador, who died nine months before Dali was born. At age five when standing over his brothers grave his parents told him he was his brother reincarnated- in response Dali cultivated his eccentric behaviour to prove he was different.
It was a freezing cold Winter day so warm layers were needed. Wearing Paula Ryan ruffle jacket over black knit and striped wool pants , Arche boots , gloves and Helen Kaminski (everything much worn and loved over many Winters).
A big thank you for all the lovely, kind comments on my return post , it is good to be back .
Joining Gail at Is This Mutton for Wow on Wednesday.