Savor the surrealists this spring semester

Emma Oliver, Staff

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Dali Museum goers explore the fascinating cloud room featured at the Magritte & Dali exhibit.

If you are a fan of the arts or just want incredible photo-ops, take a trip to The Dali Museum and wit­ness their exhibition Mag­ritte & Dali. This is not a permanent exhibit, so it is a must see before it closes May 19. Walk through the giant red curtains to un­veil jaw-dropping master­pieces by both these world­wide celebrated surrealists.

As a student, the cost of doing something or go­ing somewhere is always a deciding factor. Luckily at the Dali Museum, there are discounts for students. The original cost of admis­sion at the museum is $24, with your student ID ad­mission cost is only $17; but the deals don’t stop there, after 5 p.m. Thurs­day admission costs $10.

Rene Magritte and Sal­vador Dali cause viewers to question the perception of vision and reality in their works of art. Visit this ex­hibit, and you’ll find your­self examining every brush stroke these artists made. Dali and Magritte both had a large emphasis on their surroundings, the hu­man body, specifically the female anatomy. Every­one from everywhere may see different objects and ideas within one painting.

Visitors from Indonesia, Fransiscus Fendrian, 19 and John Machaffie, 23, were fascinated by the “Javanese mannequin” by Salvador Dali. It is one of the dis­plays within the nudes/bod­ies section of the exhibition. As you stroll through this exhibit, you will witness paintings and sculptures of the human body created by Dali and Magritte. For fun, question yourself who cre­ated which piece to see if you can submerge yourself into the artist’s point of view

Not only is this exhibi­tion filled with some of the pieces by Dali and Mag­ritte, but the museum also in­corporated some interactive sections within the exhibit. Take a turn through the cur­tains and find yourself in the clouds…literally. Videos of moving clouds are project­ed onto the floors and ev­ery wall in this interactive room, as well as 3-D cloud light fixtures. You can hear the museumgoers claim, “they felt as if they were in heaven.”

Visitors enjoyed the interactive selfie station, where they became part of Magritte’s famous painting, “The Son of Man”.

 

Walk through another set of curtains and become part of the art with video generated photos. Stand in front of the camera and see yourself as the cen­ter of the famous Magritte painting “The Son of Man.”

Discounts, a lovely drive on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and surrealist mas­terpieces at The Dali Mu­seum calls for an astound­ing day in Saint Petersburg.

 

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