Salvador Dali sculpture
Salvador Dali sculpture height 38 cm.
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An author, artist and provocateur, Salvador Dalí was one of the most notable figures of the Surrealist movement. Born in 1904 in Figueras, Catalonia, Dalí studied art in Madrid and Barcelona, where he demonstrated masterful painting skills and experimented with several artistic styles. In the late 1920s, two chief influences emerged that shaped his mature artistic style. The first was the work of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud that explored the erotic significance of dreams and subconscious imagery. The second was his introduction to the Paris Surrealists, a group of artists and writers who sought to unlock the creative potential of the human unconscious.
In 1929, Dalí burst onto the art scene with the debut of Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog) (1929), a short silent surrealist film he made with Spanish director Luis Buñuel. The film propelled the authors to the center of the French surrealist circle led by André Breton. Between 1929 and 1973, Dalí produced some of the most famous surrealist paintings, including his masterpiece, The Persistence of Memory (1931). The painting depicts a dreamworld in which common objects are deformed and displayed bizarrely and irrationally: watches, solid and hard objects appear to be inexplicably limp and melting in the desolate landscape. In the painting, he effortlessly integrates the real and the imaginary in order “to systemize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality”.
Dalí’s most important contribution to Surrealism was the paranoiac-critical method, a surrealist technique he developed in the 1930s.
The technique required the artist to enter a unique state of mind which he described as a “spontaneous method of irrational knowledge, based on the critical-interpretative association of the phenomena of delirium”. He also published essays in which he discussed and defined the surrealist object, such as Lobster Telephone[/i[/url]] (1936) andMae West Lips Sofa (1937) were usually constructed from found items or readymade materials.
In the late 1930s, Dalí began painting in a more academic style influenced by the Renaissance masters. His admiration for Raphael is particularly evident in paintings such as Poetry of America (1943), Raphaelesque Head Exploding (1951), and Maximum Speed of Raphael’s Madonna (1954). Throughout the 1930s, Dalí’s ambiguous political stance on fascism alienated him from his Surrealist colleagues, which eventually expelled Dalí from the movement.
In 1940, during World War II, Dalí and his wife Gala moved to the United States. Henceforth, Dalí worked in a variety of media, designing theatre sets, furniture, jewelry, and even display windows for fashionable shops. In 1942, he published his most intriguing book, the autobiography The Secret Life of Salvador Dali.
Dalí and Gala returned to Spain in 1948. The artist continued to be prolific in the late stages of his career, he worked on a variety of projects, while continuing to produce paintings, sculptures, and objects. He was also particularly fond of publicity stunts and was able to intrigue the public for decades with his outrageous behavior. Dalí died of heart failure on January 23, 1989, in Figueres, Spain.