Salvador Dali


was born on May 11, 1904. He was a leader in the new
movement of art in the early 20th century called Surrealism. In 1921 Dali
studied at the San Fernando Acadamy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Here he was
able to associate and learn from such Spanish modernists as Fedrico Garcia
Lorca, and Luis Bundel. He also was influenced by Italian futurists and the
metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. In his early works, however,
Dali gave credit to his own Catalan sense of fantasy and his megalomania as
being his true motivating forces. Dali left the San Fernando Acadamy of
Fine Arts in 1926, and move to Paris where he frequented the Cafe Cyrano,
which was the OheadquartersO of the Parisan ...

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Dadaism. These painters developed a dreamlike, or
hallucinatory, imagery that was all the more startling for its highly
realistic rendering. Some of Dali's better known paintings are:
"Persistence Of Memory" also know popularly as "Soft Watches" (1931), and
"The Sacrament Of The Last Supper" (1955). These Paintings have become part
of the definitive record of 20th Century art. Dali used many mediums to
illustrate his inspirations. His most popular of course are his paintings,
but he also used such media as jewelry, advertisements, beer-bottle designs,
ballet sets, and costumes. Dali also experimented his talents in film as
well. In 1928 he and childhood mentor Luis Bundel produced the famous
surrealist film OUn Chein AndalouO (An Andalusian Dog). He and Bundel
teamed up once again in 1931 for "L'Age d'or" (The Age Of Gold). Dali was
easily recognized all over the world. He was know for eccentric yet
styleish apparel always accompanied by a flowing cape, and a handlebar
mustache, and ...

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