This piece is about art that unlike the Opéra, quite understated, but quiet a fitting tribute to it nevertheless. It is called ‘Les Secrets de l'Opéra’. This piece of art is spread over the whole of Opéra metro station and consists of tiny silhouettes depicting scenes from within the Opéra Garnier.
Dali took the inspiration for this sundial from scallops! I mean, are we surprised? As you can see in the attached image, it is indeed scallop-y with bright blue eyes which are aflame, as an homage to the sun. The last detail is definitely my favourite: the hair cascading down is in the shape of the signature moustache twirl of Dali! Isn’t that a classic Dali twist at its best?
Though Kavita and Priya seemingly inhabit the same space, it is clear that the way in which these spaces themselves accommodate them, is completely different. In the end, the two women are left vying for the same spot. It is this very fight that exposes the grimness of this patriarchal system: where a tiny bit of sky appears to be all women are entitled to. Not just that, we have to fight each other for it.