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García Lorca's crazy love for... Salvador Dalí

Updated: Dec 9, 2021

As a young man, Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish playwright and poet, meets Salvador Dalí, the surrealist painter, in the fury of the Franco regime... Their friendship will be epistolary and solar, their love in unique direction...




"In 1925, I decided to take a few days to enjoy myself and have a short holiday, separating myself from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. I went to Cadaqués to spend Easter at a friend's house; it was a pretty town in the Alt Empordà region, in the province of Girona, Catalonia. It was located in a bay in the middle of the Cap de Creus peninsula on the Mediterranean Costa Brava. The fact that it was very close to Barcelona meant that it was accessible not only to tourists, but also to people who wanted a second home by the sea for weekends and the summer.


The friend who had invited me was none other than the one and only legendary Salvador Dalí, the Spanish surrealist painter.

He had spent many summers of his childhood in Cadaques and one of them in particular had influenced his artistic career, so he had decided to buy a house in Port Lligat, a small village in a bay near the city. Because of the deep bond between Salvador and myself, which allowed me to spend many summers in his house in Cadaqués, I wrote Oda to Salvador Dalí. It was he who encouraged me to start painting, a recreational activity that would lead me to present my first art exhibition a couple of years later."


It is said that Dalí will always refuse Lorca's amorous advances but will remain very close to him. Dalí was for Lorca this inspiring friend that fascinates you, moves you, feeds you intellectually and that gives you this feeling of being in love...


By Davide, author of the tour "Garcia Lorca. The bottom song"






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