The Salvador Dali sculpture, the ‘Nobility of Time’ has been placed in Andorra’s capital city, in the Piazza Rotonda Andorra la Vella. It was donated to the Andorran government by Enric Sabater, who was Dali’s agent, collaborator and confident between 1968 and 1982. The stunning five meter high sculpture has been placed in the city’s most prestigious and historic square, in the towns oldest quarter which dates from the twelfth century. The sculpture ‘ Nobility of Time’ has also been displayed in other European locations such as London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and most recently Courcheval, France.
The bronze sculpture is one of the melted watch series of sculptures which was created by Dali to symbolise the passage of time. The soft melting watch is draped around a tree trunk; atop the watch face is a crown, synbolising time’s master over humanity.
Beniamino Levi, President of the Stratton Foundation and curator of over eighty Dali exhibitions worldwide, has expressed his approval of the donation and is delighted that the sculpture is now the main artistic attraction in Andorra la Vella.
“It is going to be one of the major attractions of the capital and of the country”, pointed out the town’s parish minister Antoni Armengol, who described the donation as akin to ‘a Christmas present in the summer’.
Andorra’s minister of Education Culture and Youth, Susanna Vela agrees that the sculpture is certainly , ‘a great point of attraction’.
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lousat (81112) 2011-07-26 2:48
Hi Serghei,very interesting pic dedicate to great Dali,a genius of the art,i like a lot this tribute to him and the very nice pic taken from the best point of view and whit a rich background too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
aadilj (18102) 2011-07-26 2:49
Yes indeed Serghei...time surely seems to stand still!
ikeharel (61453) 2011-07-26 3:41
Many objects occupy this "bussy" photo.
Fine looking on town's main road near the high mountains surrounding's.
Nice view on the (new) statue, and the string bridge, and the tourist standing there is a vivid addition.
erhan1958 (15465) 2011-07-26 4:34
certainly Salvador Dali
great beautiful city furniture
Sergiom (65271) 2011-07-26 5:06
Il y a beaucoup d'informations dans cette image. L'oeil et certainement accroché par cette horloge molle que le passant regarde avec beaucoup d'intérêt.
GREGG (7888) 2011-07-26 5:32
Nice frame, so the difficult cases :) :) :)
adramad (39770) 2011-07-26 8:31
Superb composition with this beautiful sculpture, which acquires more relevance after reading the interesting note that accompanies it.
Certainly the originality and genius of Dali is evident in this magnificent work.
Good light and color. I like the original presentation with black corners.
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-07-26 22:15
Hi Serghei, Super photo of this unusual sculpture, I like the look of the guy all confused, great colour's, light and management, Cheers Iain.
emka (84169) 2011-07-26 23:38
creative photo here with many datails and interesting framing with black triangles. Again motiv of the watch on this sculpture, like on the famous painting. Beautiful bridge.
Graal (99496) 2011-07-27 0:06
unusual sculpture made by S. Dali. An interesting presentation from Andorra. Amazing frame, good idea. Photo well done.
Have a nice day.
siamesa (27761) 2011-07-27 2:22
Bom dia Serghei
I like very much this sculpture of Dali.
Here it has a special and beautiful point of view. Very well done.