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Figueres

(fēgā`rəs) or

Figueras

(–räs) town (1990 pop. 34,463), Girona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia, near the French border. Traditionally a fortified city because of its strategic location, it is now an important communications center. Its manufactures include chemicals, textiles, and cement. In the Spanish civil war Figueres served briefly as the seat of the Loyalist government. Its 18th-century fortress is now a prison. Salvador DalíDalí, Salvador
, 1904–89, Spanish painter. At first influenced by futurism, in 1924 Dalí came under the influence of the Italian painter de Chirico and by 1929 he had become a leader of surrealism.
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 was born in Figueres, and designed the Teatre-Museu Dalí, where he is buried.
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Over a million tourists visit Figueres, Spain each year, mainly to see the spectacle of Salvador Daliacute's Theatre and Museum, housing the single largest and most diverse collection of works and curiosities of the controversial surrealist.
Born on May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain, Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto DalAaAaAeAe[degrees] grew up influenced by the works of Renaissance's masters to crea paintings and other types of artworks in his own bizarre and unique style.
Ms Martinez had won the right to test material from Dali's death mask, but insufficient DNA was found, so a court in Madrid has now ruled his body must be exhumed from his tomb beneath the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain.
Also included in the exhibition is Dali's four-panel lithograph, 'The Rejuvenation of Time' which was done to be part of a dramatic stained-glass window display at Teatro-Museo Dali (Dali Theater Museum) in Figueres, Spain.
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In 1989, surrealist artist Salvador Dali died in his native Figueres, Spain, at age 84.
The collection's permanent home is at the Museum of Surrealism in Melun, France, and the Daft Museum in Figueres, Spain.
These confident words marked a journey of greatness started during childhood, in Figueres, Spain. In this rural town in Catalonia, steeped in artistic heritage, he started to read Voltaire, Nietzsche, Kant, Spinoza, and Descartes, and these philosophers' notions on the nature of reality created in his mind an abiding sense of purpose.
The museum's design, by architectural firm HOK, features a large glass entryway, skylight; and geodesic dome reminiscent of the Dali museum in Figueres, Spain. Dali's interests in math, insects and filmmaking are evidenced in the museum courtyard's spiraling tiles, gift shop praying mantises and collaborations with directors like Luis Bunuel.
'Drawn on the back of a menu from the Cerdantes Figueres Hotel in Figueres, Spain, the sketch is a representation of his work entitled A Spanish Knight, which dated from 1977,' she said.