A last report from the Spanish vacations will be about the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueras.
Figueras was the place where Salvador Dali was born (1904) and where he died (1989). He was himself initiator and creator of this site, which partly occupies the old municipal theatre, seriously damaged by fire during the Spanish civil war, partly some added buildings. Opening took place in 1974. Dali was born just round the corner, was baptised and buried in the nearby church. His first exposition took place in the theatre. He spent his last years in the building and his tomb is here.
One is just stupefied by the beauty of the installations, starting with what now is an open courtyard and what used to be the place for the theatre audience.
This is the world’s largest collection of Dali’s works. A lot of efforts have been done to make the works appear in their extravagancy, e.g. the “Mae West” presentation.
A specific part of the museum is consecrated to jewellery, difficult to wear, but beautiful to watch.