Salvador Dali and 35 of His Best Paintings
Salvador Dali’s Paintings
Salvador Dali and his works are treasured by collectors and art novices alike.Wikipedia defines surrealism as the following: Surrealism is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s and is best known for the visual artworks and writings of the group members.Surrealist works feature the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions, and non-sequitur; however, many Surrealist artists and writers regard their work as an expression of the philosophical movement first and foremost, with the works being an artifact. Leader André Breton was explicit in his assertion that Surrealism was above all a revolutionary movement. Salvador could be considered an embodiment of the first definition the latter though, following a movement? He was shunned for being too “surreal” for the Surrealist for not taking a side in following the movement.
Born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain early signs of his talent was fostered at a young age. He attended drawing school at the age of twelve, only to cultivate his talents and have his father hold his first exhibition at fifteen. What inspired the artist that in one instance was reported to have: delivered a lecture titled “Fantomes paranoiaques athentiques” (“Authentic paranoid ghosts”) while dressed in a wetsuit, carrying a billiard cue and walking a pair of Russian wolfhounds. He later said that his attire was a depiction of “plunging into the depths” of the human mind. He drew inspiration from a long list of peers fellow artist, and even Sigmund Freud.
You can tell in his technique that Salvador learned and drew from the Renaissance art, but drawing influence from a psychiatrist? Yes, my friends, Dali was studied Freud’s works and psychoanalytic theories. Dali employed the “paranoiac-critical method,” a mental exercise of accessing the subconscious to enhance artistic creativity. Dalí would use the method to create a reality from his dreams and subconscious thoughts. Artists like Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro, Raphael, Bronzino and Diego Velázquez have all had a hand in Dali’s artwork. Diego Velazques was where he got his infamous long mustache from. When you study his work, you notice that it tended to follow a certain set of themes: 1) man’s universe and sensations, 2) sexual symbolism and 3) ideographic imagery.
I define surrealism as a malaria fever fueled hallucination on acid. Salvador Dali was arguably one of the best surrealist painters of all time. Can you imagine he did this all without Photoshop? So take that technology! The thing about Salvador Dali Paintings is that every time you look at them you see more and more things. I believe Salvador Dali’s success and the love of his art work and paintings comes from our shock at his pure audacity to paint out of this world scenes. If we find his work futuristic and mind bending now, imagine how amazed the people of his time must have found them.
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Salvador Dali Paintings