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  • Dates of my trip: 29th November – 2nd December, 2013

Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

On the 29th November, I visit along with my art colleagues to the Boijmans van Beuningen at Rotterdam, as part of our College Amsterdam trip for 3 days. We have visit to museums and galleries, like the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art and many more, but it’s this museum that I have chosen, because of the strong selection of Salvador Dali’s (1904 -1989) artworks. Seeing those in first person was incredible, viewing the details and the surreal styles definitely grab people’s attentions, and love the colours and the strange dream-inspired subject matters.

  • Salvador Dali’s Paintings: Left – Impressions of Africa (1938). Right – The Face of War (1940)

The reason I have chosen this museum to study, is because for my dissertation, I’m studying Dali, looking through his works on imaginative and his dream inspired subject matters, and I have use his “Impressions of Africa” painting to recreate it in my own version, to help me prepared and understand more on my dissertation.