27.05.2011 - 25.09.2011
From 28th May to 25th December (entrance 6/4 euro) Otranto's Aragonese castle (Le) will play host to the exhibition “Il genio di Salvador Dalì” (The genius of Salvador Dalì). The exhibition, curated by Alice Devecchi, opens the third artistic season in the Castle of Otranto, a cultural container run by the "Sistema Museo" co-operative association of Perugia and the "Orione" communication agency of Maglie. Following the great success of the last two years, with the exhibitions dedicated to Joan Mirò and Pablo Picasso that recorded a combined total of 90 thousand visitors, the Castle opens its doors once more for one of the most important contemporary artists of the 20th century. An artist who became a point of reference for art and culture and a national and international level.
The exhibition - which will be inaugurated on 27th May at 6 p.m. – will display six original bronze sculptures, including the "Cosmic Elephant" (an impressive h 120 x 90 x 350 cm), and a selection of fifty-four original lithographs, ranging through the world of the surreal to illustrate literary texts and themes, and which once more display the Spanish artist's impressive draughtsmanship. A complex personality and full of fantasy, Salvador Dalì (Figueras, Catalogna, 1904-1989) worked with vivacious sensitivity and a singular creative imagination in various artistic fields: painter, sculptor, writer, illustrator, scenery designer, jewellery and furniture designer. His multiple artistic manifestations attracted the differing opinions from the critics, who often not only judged his art but also the artist himself, for his eccentricity and flamboyant behaviour.
Open to the public from 28th May to Sunday 25th September 2011
Opening times: May 10 a.m. -1 p.m. / 3 p.m.-7 p.m.; June and September 10 a.m.-1 p.m. / 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; July and August 10 a.m.-12 a.m. Open every day.
Entrance: Full price €6.00; Concessions €4.00 (6-14 year olds, over 65s, school children, disabled and relative helpers, groups of over 20 people, active concessions).
Individual guided tours of the castle and exhibition at prearranged times (in Italian):
• every day in July and August at 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.; €2.00 entrance ticket Group guided tours on prior booking (in Italian, English, or French)
• exhibition only: groups €80.00 entrance ticket; schools €60.00 entrance ticket
• castle and exhibition: groups €100.00 entrance ticket; schools €80.00 entrance ticket
Information and booking:
Place: Otranto, Castello Aragonese di Otranto