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Salvador Dali

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Salvador Dali World's Greatest Artist - Spanish Cubist, Surrealist, and Dadaist.
- Born: May 11th, 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.
- Father: Salvador Dali i Cusi, middle class lawyer.
- Mother: Felipia Domenech Ferres, no known occupatioon, died 1921; lost her battle with breast cancer. Felipa Domenech Ferres "was the greatest blow I had experienced in my life. I worshipped her... I could not resign my self to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul." His mother supported him in his artistic career, and helped him through everything.
After his mother died, his father married his deceased wife's sister. Childhood Salvador had an older brother and younger sister, before he was born his brother died of gastroenteritis on August 1st, 1903 at the age of only 2 years old.
At the age of 5 his father took him to his deceased brother's grave and told him he was the "reincarnation" of his brother.
In his younger years he traveled around to participate in art galleries and studied other artists and their styles.
Discovered modern painting on vacation to Cadaques. Starting Off 1st public exhibition was held at the Municipal Theater in Figueres in 1919.
In 1922 he attended Academia de San Fernando (San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts)
Expelled 4 years later, in 1926, for "causing a riot".
Upon discovering his talent and artistic ability he studied and pursued his work in the style/movement of Surrealism.
Between 1929-1945, during the time of World War II, he created many masterpieces in the Surrealist Style in the medium of oil paints. Surrealism The Surrealist movement came about in the 1920's.
Defined by the element of suprise.
Many artists used this style as an expression of philisophical movement.
Scenes depicted strong messages and were centered around one point.
Surrealism is seen as the revolutionary movement that started many other art movements.
His works depicted views from inside the human mind such as dreams or nightmares
He created many works from personal experiences.
Most of his works were very abstract, as well. "Portrait of My Dead Brother" Painted in 1963.
Shows how much he cared for his family, even his deceased brother whom he had never met.
It shows how he invisioned his brother and even though he didn't have an exact, visual, view of what his brother looked like he still took the time to create this painting. "Persistence of Memory" Painted in 1931.
Most famous painting.
Very symbolic; the title having to do with memory and the painting depicting clocks melting everywhere.
Over time we tend to forget our memories and they begin to "melt away".
Time is the enemy towards our memory and this picture did a great job at showing visually what that means. "Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening" Painted in 1944.
Very unique and self explanatory.
This painting has no meaning or message, but expresses a pondered thought; how are dreams caused?
The painting shows what the woman is dreaming about outside her mind in the atmosphere around her, which is apparently caused by a "bee flying around a pomegranate". The Artist The reason I chose Salvador Dali is because all of his paintings depict these amazing scenes that are almost insane.
He's a great artist and all of his works make me want to strive to do better.
All of his works are unique and have a sense of imagination.
His works stretches the imagination to it's limits, and expresses that through his work because they can no longer be comprehended through any other expression. Death Salvador Dali died of heart failure on January 23rd, 1989 in his home town of Figueres, Spain.
Many of his works are preserved in Dali-Museum Theater also located in Figueres.
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