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Salvador Dali

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Matthew Astbury

on 8 April 2013

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Salvador Dali My Matthew Astbury
8 VA 1 Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904 in Figueras, Spain and died on January 23 1989 in Figueras of heart failure. Probably the event that had the biggest effect on Salvador was the death of his brother who was 9 months older and had the same name Salvador Dali. This combined with a childhood of constant angry outbursts of anger against his parents and classmates shaped his attitudes and paintings. The time he was creating art was a very depressing time with the commencement of WWII in 1939 Artists Biography Dali would create his art in all sorts of ways. This could be by oil painting, drawing, engraving, lithography, sculpture, photo and many more. Salvador’s favorite technique for creating his art is to put a tin plate on the ground and then sit in a chair beside the plate. He would relax his whole body until he fell asleep. When he fell asleep the spoon would drop out of his hand and hit the plate waking him up to picture the images he would then paint. Salvador Dali was categorized as a surrealist artist and was part of this movement. Salvador Dali's subject matter was varied with some artworks featuring abstract people, self portraits and some appear very bizarre to the untrained eye like the one below.

TITLE; The Persistence of Memory
DATE;: 1931
MATERIALS; Oil on Canvas Artist's Material Practice Salvador Dali was a practicing Catholic and had many wacky beliefs. For example he believed showing your feet was bad, he believed in evil spirits, he was a strong believer in luck and carried around a lucky piece of driftwood and believed that grasshoppers were scary. He was interested in such things as football and drawing. He painted much about his Roman Catholic culture especially after the war and many of his most famous arts are those based on religion. For example the Christ of St. John of the Cross. Salvador used the ideas and concepts of war to create his art as well as that of religion.

TITLE: The Face of War
DATE: 1940
MATERIALS; Oil Paint Artist's Conceptual Practice Bibliography Unknown, 2013, The Persistence of Memory, Wikipedia, 7th April, 2013, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Persistence_of_Memory>

Unknown, Unknown, What Media did Salvador Dali Use, Answers, 7th April 2013, <http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_media_did_Salvador_Dali_use>

Michalko, 2012, Salvador Dali’s Creative Thinking Technique, The Creativity Post, 7th April 2013 <http://www.creativitypost.com/create/salvador_dalis_creative_thinking_technique>

Sewell, Unknown, Facts on Salvador Dali, Salvador Dali, 7th April 2013

Unknown, 2013, Salvador Dali, Ducksters, 7th April 2013, <http://www.ducksters.com/biography/artists/salvador_dali.php>

Unknown, Unknown, Dali’s Fractal, Unknown, 7th April 2013 <http://classes.yale.edu/fractals/panorama/Art/Dali/Dali.html>
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