Salvador Dali Biography
Birthday: May 11, 1904
Salvador Dali was the top Surrealist of all time. Surrealism explores dreamy art that explores the subconscious, and irrational elements, of the human mind. His work is still prized by some as some of the greatest existing modern art.
Salvador Dali - The Early Years
Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali Y Domenech was born in Figueras, Spain
and was educated at the School of Fine Arts
in Madrid for a while but was eventually expelled
for organizing his fellow students to rebel against the school's authorities. A year later he headed to Paris where he met Pablo Picasso
Salvador Dali Takes on the Art Scene
There wasn't much that Salvador Dali couldn't
do. He found success in painting, sculpture
and even filmmaking - he even designed a dream sequence in Alfred Hitchcock's
. In 1939, his political opinions got him in a little trouble and he had to flee to the US where he wrote, worked on theatrical productions
, illustrated books and painted.
Salvador Dali's Muse
Unlike a lot of other famous artists
, Dali was a one-woman
kind of guy. In 1958 Dali returned to Spain and married Gala
- his wife, muse, model, agent
and only love. Salvador Dali painted tons of pictures of her, like the one shown in this article
Salvador Dali - Did U Know?
Dali carried around a lucky piece of driftwood with him at all times.
Dali said one of his favorite things about his wife was that she changed her clothes several times a year.
Salvador Dali died on January 23, 1989.
Salvador Dali Says...
"Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali."
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