The latest pride of the Dali Theatre-Museum in the northern Spanish town of Figueres, Landscape with Mysterious Elements, is now on exhibition, and makes a perfect stop-off when viewing Costa Brava properties. Purchased for close to 8 million Euros, the 1934 work by the world’s most recognized surrealist painter, Salvador Dali, is now displayed as part of the museum’s permanent collection.
The purchase is a coup for the museum, which is dedicated to promoting Dali’s works and his impact on the world art stage. In negotiations since 2004, the Museum was finally able to convince the previous owners that the painting would be better appreciated by a worldwide audience and more easily preserved in the pristine environment of the museum, rather than continue in the hands of the private collector.
Figueres is a northern town slightly inland from Spain’s stunning Costa Brava coastline, and makes a great rest point when inspecting the properties Costa Brava has to offer.
Costa Brava is expected to have a strong tourist season this year, as Spain continues to receive a surge in visitor numbers throughout the summer. This will bring holidaymakers to the area who are also interested in viewing the properties Costa Brava has available for sale, while travelling around the scenic landscape or when settling in to their holiday accommodation along the northern Spanish coast. Since the start of the year, airport passenger arrivals have been up by 20%, and this area is forecasted to see a sustained tourist increase of between 5 and 10% throughout the summer months.
Landscape with Mysterious Elements is one of two significant works purchased by the Foundation this year, and will be on exhibition with the gallery’s other most recent acquisition, Study for ‘Honey is Sweeter than Blood’.
The Dali Theatre-Muesum makes a perfect excursion when holidaying in the area. There are also night exhibition opening hours throughout August. Visitors are encouraged to beat the queues and arrive early. If you are staying in the area while inspecting Costa Brava properties, a half-day at the Museum makes an excellent sidetrip and by arriving first thing, you can enjoy all that the Museum has to offer without the pressure of crowds limiting your viewing.