Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Arts Science Museum in Singapore (Dali)

Designed as a symbolic gesture of welcome to guests from across the globe, the lotus-inspired ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands looked and sounded like a spot worth visiting. Since the conference was at MBS, my colleague and I decided to head down to have a look at the results marrying art and science together.


Believe it or not, we forgot to take a shot of the building!


Took a picture of my ticket though

The Dali exhibition Exhibition consists of over 250 Dali artworks and  is divided into three themed areas - Femininity and SensualityReligion and Mythology and Dreams and Fantasy.


Femininity and Sensuality
Dali's works with all the symbolical items: Melted clock, Egg , Ants

The female form and its sensuality is featured in Dali’s artworks in this area.  

Religion And Mythology


Reflecting Dali’s tempestuous and ambiguous relationship with the Church, artworks in this area include renowned sculptures such as the Snail and the Angel, Adam and Eve and Vision of the Angel.

Dreams & Fantasy

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Words of wisdom


Dali has been fascinated with the subconscious mind as the true canvas for expression of personality.  This is translated through his sculptures such as Persistence of Memory and Dance of Time I.  Other works that refer to a life lived through dreams and distorted visions of reality include the alluring Alice in Wonderland and Spellbound, a huge 11 meter by 5 meter visually spectacular 1945 painting borne from Dali’s collaboration with Alfred Hitchcock.  Spellbound is the size of two double decker buses.

There was also the Van Gogh and Shipwrecked! exhibitions which were not as impressive - although I might post some pictures of them up just for memory's sake!

Anyway, here's the farewell picture we took from just outside the ASM.

22 comments:

TMH said...

I like that saying about intelligence, very true.

Fran said...

nice photos

nufcmiles said...

I wish there were more famous artists around today... It'd make the world a better place

Oivvad said...

Great stuff! I would love to see some Dali stuff, he's one of my favourites.

Garret said...

What a building, that thing is incredable!

alek said...

Awesome pictures, dali owns

InsidiaDubstep said...

True art is beauty

Trick2Double said...

I'm really gonna have to visit that place!

Sammy said...

That's the building everyone has been linking, got to go there!

Sammy said...

That's the place everyone I know has been posting about, got to go to Singapore now!

Doro said...

I want to see Dreams and Fantasy :) Nice photos!

Fermium Death said...

nice art

TheLanderson27 said...

nice post man!

tunatime said...

Wow, very beautiful

Joe Clark Cinematography said...

Oh, Salvador Dali is a favored artist of mine and my girlfriend. Such a unique character!

Benji Radman said...

Dali is boss. Love your work bro :)

Godlike said...

And I thought I had nice art museums!
You sure know your art.

Rich said...

would love to be able to see for myself

charlie tuna said...

love this stuff. thanks for the share.

The Writer said...

Fantastic photos and great post.

Brofessor Neeko said...

I'm big fab of ART. Not that sht where it looks like a 5 year old splattered paint on a canvas because the 'artist' was full of social ANGST. I love art. i wish I go to this place...it looks amazing!!

Choi said...

Dali is a boss. Good read, following for more.