Past Exhibitions

The fertile soil of Salvador Dalí’s mind reveals the secrets of fruits and florals

Salvador Dalí depicted fruits and flowers in his artworks throughout his career. Commonly known, a flower (flora) is the reproductive structure of a plant that produces pollen for fertilisation to occur. The fruit is the matured ovary of a flower, which is fleshy and contains seeds.

dAda mUse is pleased to showcase some illustrious Dalí suites of prints containing fruits and florals, made during the 1960s to 1980s.

You will be immediately drawn to Dalí’s Flora Dalinae series (1968) and FlorDali Les Fruits series (1969/70) on the lower floor of the art museum. These artworks capture the sexuality of human beings in anthropomorphic form through plants, trees, flowers, and fruits. Butterflies also appear, which to Dalí represent evolution, harmony, and metamorphosis.

One print from the Flordali series (1981) is also on display, which is an assemblage of imagery found in Flora Dalinae and FlorDali Les Fruits. The Flordali artwork is one of the final authorised lithographs produced by Salvador Dalí.

Dalí’s Surrealistic Flowers series (1972) are exhibited on the upper floor. These prints present exceptional detail and classic Daliesque symbology including melting clocks, drawers, keys, crutches, telephones, and elephants.

Salvador Dalí’s fruit and floral themed artworks are on display on both floors of dAda mUse from July to September 2023.