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Briefly about Salvador Dali


Salvador Filipe Jacinto Dali or better known as Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904, in Spain. Already as a 10-year-old he was very successful and had the opportunity to study at a private high school. Only 4 years after high school, he taught drawing.

That same year he had the first major exhibition of his own paintings. Eventually, Salvador moved to Madrid, where he began studying at the Royal Academy of Arts. In 1926 at the age of 22, he went to France, where he visited another great artist and personality, namely Picasso. They found each other and became friends. In the same year, he was relegated from the art academy when he had called his examiners in art theory incompetent.


Salvador has been called by many, dandy and was a peculiar and for many a strange person who went his own way. In the 1930s, he began to grow his famous mustache, which became something of a brand for him.

He was also an artist who understood the impact of the mass media. He took the opportunity to appear more and more in the media. His early works were inspired by Cubism, Pittura Metafisica, and novelty. But after his military service, Salvador began to paint surrealism and he became one of the artists who laid the foundation for surrealistic expression.


As strange as many thought Salvador was as a person, as strange, bizarre, and strange were the paintings. He himself expressed surrealism as such, “to put oneself in a state where the subconscious world of dreams could appear in harmony with the waking world around. Things, people, and events have no unambiguous meanings, but time and space merge and undergo astonishing metamorphoses ”.


His most famous paintings are "The Stubbornness of Memory" from 1931, "Willhelm Tel's Mystery", "The Burning Giraffe", "La Toile Daligram" and Hallucinogenic Toreador ".


At the beginning of World War II, Salvador and his wife fled to America. In the Museum of Modern Art in New York, he had a large exhibition. After about 8 years, they moved back to Spain. Salvador's wife, Gala Dali´'s death in 1982, made him increasingly withdrawn. He himself died at the age of 85.

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