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Museo Can Morey de Santmartí

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Palma de Mallorca

The German art dealer Wolfgang Hornke opened, in what was the former house museum Torrens Lladó, a space dedicated to showing the graphic work of Catalan artist Salvador Dalí. The former noble palace of the sixteenth century was renovated in the early nineteenth, houses some 200 works by the surrealist painter of between 1944 and 1970. They are part of Hornkes own collection and of the French family Argillet, who also have provided photographs from their personal archives. The patriarch Pierre Argillet (1910-2001) was editor and close friend of the artist.

All the rooms are dedicated to the four decades of original graphic works of Dali organized into different thematic blocks. You can see: La Tauromachie surrealiste (Surreal bullfighting), the cycle entitled La mythologie (The mythology), sixteen engravings of Venus au fourrures (Venus in furs), the etchings dedicated to Apollinaire (1968), the series Faust, ten color etchings dedicated to French Renaissance poet Pierre de Ronsard, the erotic set Les hippies (The hippies) or Les chants de Maldodor (The singings of Maldodor), prints inspired by a text of Count Lautréamont (Isidore Ducasses).

In addition to the permanent works, the museum has a room for temporary exhibitions that will also provide for the presentation of books, conferences and all types of cultural activities.

Salvador Dalí (Figueres,1904 - 1989) was one of the greatest exponents of surrealism. Noted for his art, but his contemporaries criticized him for his ambiguous extravagance. Some called him a genius and others a charlatan, he was the inventor of the happening and was always in the artistic vanguard of the moment. He became the terror of Dadaism through provocation, and increasingly became more rich and famous, with Gala, his muse and, for some, the main driver of the painter's career.

Carrer de la Portella, 9 - Palma de Mallorca
(0034) 971 72 47 41

General Entrance fee: 9 €
Pensioners and groups: 7 €
Residents: 5 €


Monday to Sunday from 9:30 to 20:30 h.

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