Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish, Surrealist.
Irreverent and ostentatious, Dali played an important role in the arts in the middle of the 20th Century.
Born in Catalonia, Spain, Dali started studying art formally in 1916, eventually moving to Madrid in 1922 to study at the Academia de San Fernando.
Thrown out of art school in 1926 for arrogantly claiming superiority over the instructors, Dali set his own course.
On a visit to Paris in 1926, Dali met Picasso, already a strong influence.
While Dali is often criticized for being a better public persona than he was an artist, his technical skills were incredible.
The basis for his fame, and likely his arrogance, was talent.
He created his work from a vast storehouse of influences and seemed to synthesize the great artists of the Renaissance with the modern movements of Cubism and Dada.
Raphael, Vermeer and Velazquez were all classic influences; Velazquez seems to have inspired the hallmark moustache that Dali wore for most of his career.
The broad popularity of many of Dali’s great works, and his tendency toward self-aggrandizement, may serve to undercut his reputation as a great artist.
Dali painted The Persistence of Memory in 1931 and in so doing created one of the great works of the 20th Century and established Surrealism as not just a movement for artists but also for the public.
One element in Persistence was the soft or melting pocket watches that would recur in some of the artist’s later works.
Dali’s use of truly unique imagery and elements sure to promote controversy kept him in the public’s eye throughout his entire career, just the way he liked it.
Melting Watch Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Melting Watch
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Melting Watch Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Persistence of Memory 1931 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Persistence of Memory 1931
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The Persistence of Memory 1931 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Rose Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Rose
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The Rose Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Female Figure with Head of Flowers Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Female Figure with Head of Flowers
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Female Figure with Head of Flowers Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Landscape with Butterflies (Paysage aux Papillons) 1956 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Landscape with Butterflies (Paysage aux Papillons) 1956
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Landscape with Butterflies (Paysage aux Papillons) 1956 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
La Tentation de St Antoine (The Temptation of St Anthony) Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
La Tentation de St Antoine (The Temptation of St Anthony)
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La Tentation de St Antoine (The Temptation of St Anthony) Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Atavistic Vestiges After the Rain 1934 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Atavistic Vestiges After the Rain 1934
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Atavistic Vestiges After the Rain 1934 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man 1943 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man 1943
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Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man 1943 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937
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Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
City of The Drawers Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
City of The Drawers
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City of The Drawers Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Dream 1931 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Dream 1931
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The Dream 1931 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Woman With Head of Roses Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Woman With Head of Roses
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Woman With Head of Roses Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Meditative Rose Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Meditative Rose
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Meditative Rose Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Cignes Refletant des Elephants (Swans Reflecting Elephants) 1937 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Cignes Refletant des Elephants (Swans Reflecting Elephants) 1937
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Cignes Refletant des Elephants (Swans Reflecting Elephants) 1937 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Hallucinogenic Toreador Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Hallucinogenic Toreador
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The Hallucinogenic Toreador Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach
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Apparition of Face and Fruit Dish on a Beach Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Hallucinogenic Toreador Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Hallucinogenic Toreador
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Hallucinogenic Toreador Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Sting Caused by the Flight of a Bee Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Sting Caused by the Flight of a Bee
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Sting Caused by the Flight of a Bee Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory 1952 54 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory 1952 54
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The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory 1952 54 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Three Young Surrealist Women Holding in their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra 1936 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
Three Young Surrealist Women Holding in their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra 1936
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Three Young Surrealist Women Holding in their Arms the Skins of an Orchestra 1936 Framed Art Print by Salvador Dali
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