SALVADOR DALÍ

Salvador Dalí: 11 pinturas memorables del genio del surrealismo - Cultura  Genial

Salvador Dali was born in Figueres (Spain) in 1904. His father was  strict, but his mother encouraged Salvador’s love for art. He had a sister named Ana Maria who modelled for his paintings.

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Salvador began drawing and painting when he was still young. When he turned seventeen, he moved to Madrid, Spain to study at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Salvador Dalí - Figura en una finestra (Figura en una ventana)

Dali lived a bohemian life when he was studying  at the academy. He grew his hair and had long sideburns. When he was close to graduation, he was expelled for having problems with the teachers. (He was supposed to said there was not teacher good enough to grade his exams).
Salvador  experimented with  different styles of art such as classic art, Cubism, Dadaism, and other avant-garde styles. Eventually he became interested in Surrealism through artists such as Rene Magritte and Joan Miró. Dalí became one of the preeminent artists of the Surrealist movement.

Autorretrato con "L'Humanité" | Fundació Gala - Salvador Dalí

Surrealism w started France and was created by the poet Andre Breton in 1924. The word “surrealism” means “above realism”. Surrealists represented dreams and random thoughts. The movement involved cinema, poetry, music, and art. Surrealist paintings are often a mixture of strange objects and normal looking objects that are out of place, Surrealistic paintings can be shocking, interesting, beautiful, or weird.

La persistencia de la memoria - Salvador Dalí - Historia Arte (HA!)


Salvador Dali painted what would become his most famous painting in 1931,  and perhaps the most famous Surrealist painting. It is titled The Persistence of Memory. The scene is a normal looking desert landscape, but it is covered with melting watches.

Pinturas surrealistas .Dali , Rob Gonsalves - YouTube


Salvador Dali painted what would become his most famous painting in 1931,  and perhaps the most famous Surrealist painting. It is titled The Persistence of Memory. The scene is a normal looking desert landscape, but it is covered with melting watches.

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Salvador Dalí:Pintura religiosa - Enciclopedia Católica


Dali’s art had international fame. He married Gala and they moved to the United States in 1940. The Spanish Civil War took place in the late 1930’s and then World War II  in the early 1940’s. Dali painted pictures depicting the horrors of war.

El rostro de la guerra - EcuRed

After the war, Dali began to paint about religion. He had grown up in a Catholic family. One of his most famous paintings during this time was Christ of St. John of the Cross which he painted in 1951. In the picture the cross floats high in the sky. You look down from an extreme angle and see a lake with a boat and some fishermen. He also painted scientific subjects related with mathemathics, biology and physics.

Dalí «científico» | Offarm
Dalí «científico» | Offarm

Dalí also created objects for publicity as well as logos for different brands.

Mae West Lips Sofá labios Salvador Dalí Edward JamesEl sofá-labio diseñado por  Dalí y James tiene hasta el 16 de febrero para encontrar comprador británico
El “teléfono Langosta” y el sofá “Mae West`s Lips” diseñados por Salvador  Dalí entre 1936-1937 at Srta. Jara Modern Living
Salvador Dalí y su publicidad surrealista | paredro.com

Dali is the most famous of the Surrealist artists. His ability to shock and entertain made his paintings popular to many people. Many of today’s artists have been inspired by Dali’s work.

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