I’ll say it: I’m not a big fan of modern art. Often, I feel it’s something that a 4-year old child could do better, disguised by wordy descriptions of what it’s supposed to represent. But there are exceptions. I still remember being deeply impressed by Picasso’s Guernica when I was about 6 years old. And I’ve always liked Salvador’s Dalí crazy surrealism, even more so after visiting his home at Cadaqués and his museum at Figueres.
It’s no surprise then that I went to visit the Dalí exhibition that the Reina Sofía Museum is currently showing during its first week. Named Dalí: All of the poetic suggestions and all of the plastic possibilities, it covers most of the artist’s life with works lent by several collections around the world. I really enjoyed being able to see paintings like The Persistence of Memory, The Temptation of Saint Anthony, and The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, which are normally not in of Spain.
If you also enjoy Dali’s genius and you’re visiting Madrid this year, then you can’t miss this exhibition. It closes on September 2nd. You might want to visit off-weekends, as it’s being immensely popular and the queues are quite long during the weekends.