The Salvador Dalí Museum

So, despite the chaos of Super Bowl week, i was able to sneak away for a few hours to visit the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. I highly recommend it. My Art Director Jaime and Gallery Director Carol took a drive over the LONG bridge to St. Pete. I was impressed by the sheer scale of so many of Dalí’s paintings. And i was pleased to see that the evil influences that took over his print market in the 1980's did nothing to dimminish his reputation and legacy. He was so far ahead of his time and in fact, his work is virtually timeless. The museum was full of original works, many of which had never been seen anywhere else before. His work reflected his eccentricities and his deep desire to be unique and to carve out his own niche in the world. I feel an affinity with Dalí, the artist…if not with Dalí, the man. I am driven to carve out my own place in artistic history and to create a body of work that reflects the tone of the times in which I am living…, but as those of you who know me can attest, i am definitely NOT eccentric. Actually, i'm pretty boring. 🙂

Dalí is an inspiration to artists today. His vision of the world…the way he literally stretches the boundaries of reality, but at the same time tells the story of his world…gives us a goal to reach for. Communicating an idea…a feeling…a concept through a painting…there was nobody better than Dalí.

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3 responses to “The Salvador Dalí Museum”

  1. LeJuan George says:

    Charles,

    This is fascinating! Just the other day my supervisor was talking about Salvador Dali. No joke. He went on and on and on.

    Tomorrow in the office, I am going to pull up this blog on my computer and let him read your comments. Practically everyone in my department (Marketing) knows about Fazzino, as I talk about your work and even have posters that I won from the contests at the Collectors Club. Both of you have mentioned the same uniqueness about Salvador Dali.

    Very, very nice!

    Thanks again…

    Genuinely,
    LeJuan/ Huntsville, AL

  2. RON PALUZZI NJ says:

    I FEEL YOUR PLACE HAS ALREADY BEEN CARVED IN ARTISTIC HISTORY.you truly are an artist of todays world and times. It shows in your pieces that you respect the old but stay with the new. we have enjoyed your works over these meny years since we had bought your original piece Las Vagas, knowing you really didn’t want to part with it but finally did. we love to see the look on new friends faces when they come to our home and see the collection of pieces we have of yours on the wall. They stare at them in wonder saying how does he come up with all of the designes.
    As for Dali we do own a piece of his from the bible series that he had done, Pergatory. He was a very special person with a look into the world that was his very own. Don’t cut yourself short you are and will be remembered as a man of the times with a very special talant.

    Take Care we will meet again soon I hope, by the way we never found you boring.

    Ron And Millie Paluzzi
    Whiting NJ

  3. Charles Fazzino says:

    Ron and Millie –
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m happy to be part of your collection and love to hear that everyone is enjoying the work so much…..I hope that i AM remembered like Dali as someone who does something unique and different.

    Take Care,
    Charles

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