For Salvador Dalí, the landscape of his homeland was an essential feature of his work and outlook on life. He often proclaimed that the Catalonian coastline was the most sublime in the world, the perfect place for someone “to become Dali.” The Dalí Museum invited renowned photographer Clyde Butcher to explore and visually document Salvador Dalí’s homeland. Butcher traveled to the village of Cadaqués where Dalí spent summers growing up, Dali’s villa in Port Lligat and the rugged area of Cap de Creus – all prominently featured in Dali’s works. A selection of these photos are featured in Salvador Dali: Gardens of the Mind.
Lecture is included with general admission and free to members. Registration is required.
Clyde Butcher is a renowned wilderness photographer, often called “Florida’s Ansel Adams.” He began his career doing color photography sold commercially in a variety of national chain department stores before switching to the large scale black-and-white landscape photography for which he is recognized today. Butcher is a strong advocate of conservation efforts and uses his work to promote awareness of the beauty of natural places. Though best known in his home state of Florida, his work has been exhibited at major museums nationally and internationally. In 2005, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the North American Nature Photography Association.