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.”