Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989)

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Salvador Domènec Felip Jacint Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. Dalí’s expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also had an affinity for partaking in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem and to the irritation of his critics.

The Dali Atomicus, photo by Philippe Halsman

 Autumn Cannibalism – 1937

Faces Of War – 1940

Galatea Of The Spheres 1952

Baby Map Of The World – 1939

Spider Of The Evening – 1940

Salvador Dali painting Amanda Lear Spain 1971

The Eye – 1955

– Salvador Dali Quotations

“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”

“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs. Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic.”

“The only difference between myself and a madman is that I am not mad.”

“It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.”

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One Response to “Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989)”

  1. Dhiraj Says:

    Great piece. Key to Salvador Dali’s art is his pursuit of concretization of dreams. This involves a credible breach in the civilizational habit of taking reality as fixed entity. Art such as this has to be hyper real in details. This exactness of minute attributes is fraught with danger as modern art abhors photo-realism and definitely the spatial illusion is a raging anathema in the canon of modern art. This is a testimony to ‘freakish talent’ of Dali that he pulled off the audacious artistic coup of ‘renaissance like modern art’.
    http://modernartists.blogspot.com/2012/01/salvador-dali-realism-for-unreal-world.html

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