Dalí is well-known for his melting clocks, but the influential Spanish surrealist was a prolific artist, with a wide-range of artistic practices, who plumbed his own subconscious to fuel his work. He was so confident about the transparency of his artistic practice that he would invite art viewers to “come into my brain”.
With over 450 pieces from around the world, 'Dalí - The Exhibition At The Potsdamer Platz' offers a comprehensive look at one of the 20th century's most influential artists.
In his art, Salvador Dalí's aim was no less than to "completely discredit the world of reality". He may not have achieved that exactly, but his brilliant and bizarre works (and eccentric public appearances) have had a profound effect on art and popular culture.
An artistic forefather to Andy Warhol, Lady Gaga, and Marina Abramović, Dalí's influence can be felt everywhere. Sure, nobody else has driven a Rolls-Royce stuffed to the brim with cauliflower to the Sorbonne to deliver a lecture, but by pushing the boundaries, Dalí made so much more space possible for people to express themselves (through vegetable accumulation, and otherwise).
This permanent exhibition showcases not just Dalí the painter - it also includes graphic art works, lithographs, etchings, woodcuts, sculptures, illustrated books, graphics documents and other supporting texts. So yes, there are plenty of ways to get to know one of the most ingenious and eccentric artists of modern times. Wax your moustache, grab some cauliflower, and prepare to enter the world (and brain!) of Dalí.
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