This is not a door

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The Castle of Púbol (Baix Empordà, Catalonia) is full of surprises. It is the home that the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí bought in 1968 for his wife Gala.

The surprises are created by the artist himself: not only unusual furniture, but also works of art. Obviously he had to paint and that is what he did in a couple of rooms.

This ‘door’ is so lifelike that you cannot refrain from touching the wall. Although I am not fond of every piece of Dalí’s work, I liked the decoration of the castle. So if you are in the neighborhood, you should go and have a look.

My contribution of this week to Norman’s Thursday Doors.

18 thoughts on “This is not a door

  1. This is fantastic! Like you, I’m not a fan of ALL of his work, but he was a genius…and this is a GREAT example of that! He also had a wonderful sense of humor (in my humble opinion) 🙂 Thank you for sharing!


  2. Thanks, Janet. It would be a great idea to have that painting at home. Dalí cannot do this anymore, but I guess he was always in for a bit of fun and would have liked to do it, he probably would have made a big event out of it. On the other hand, that painting would have turned your house into a museum or place of pilgrimage. Nah, maybe try your hand at it or just continue to dream about the painted window or door.


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