Thursday, June 11, 2009

Dali's "Liquid Desire" Exhibition Unveiled in Australia

Australia is soooo lucky and here's why: 1.) They have the best accents in the world. 2.) They have the opportunity to take in the works of my my own personal hero and my favorite person on Earth since I was a wee little lass, the amazing, the incredible, the indescribable Salvador Dali. Beginning on the 13th of June and running until October 4th, patrons can browse over 200 works of the greatest artist ever at the National Gallery of Victoria. From paintings to fashion to sculptures, the exhibition brings together some of Dali's most memorbale pieces from various galleries including the Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida.
As someone who practically grew up in the National Gallery of Art I can tell you, seeing artwork up close and personal is quite possibly the closest to God that we can get. That raw emotion splattered on canvas, connecting with the artist and recognizing that no matter how far apart we live, no matter what different languages we speak, all of us have the same basic fears, hopes and passions. Although I must admit, I always felt it a huge slap in the face that the NGA stuck Dali's "The Sacrament of the Last Supper" down in that dark, rarely used staircase of theirs. What a waste. But you know what they say-you don't know what you got till it's gone. And in the event that they want to test that theory, they can always send a few things my way to borrow. Perhaps a little distance will make you appreciate the Dali they are lucky enough to harbor.


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