Salvador Dali – Artwork & Bio of the Spanish Painter

Salvador Dali was a Spanish painter born on 11 May 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia. Dali studied art as a teenager at the Madrid School of Fine Arts and furthered at the Special Painting, Sculpture, and Engraving School of San Fernando. He experimented with several mediums before eventually associating with the surrealists.

In the mid-1930s, Dali visited the United States, where his art had preceded him, and participated in several events and exhibitions. Dali spent the next few years in America with his wife, experimenting with different art mediums. Despite suffering from depression and health issues during his last years, Dali completed the design of the Dali Theatre Museum, which opened in 1974. On 23 January 1989, Dali suffered heart failure and died in his home.

What was Salvador Dali Known For?

Salvador Dali was one of the most famous surrealists of the twentieth century, fondly remembered for his contributions to creating and popularizing the automatism technique. Dali’s artworks looked to express the human subconscious in correlation to the conscious. He also experimented with other creative mediums, such as jewelry design, set design, filmmaking, and furniture.

Who was Salvador Dali Influenced By?

Salvador Dali experimented with several art techniques and movements in his career, each influenced by a different set of painters. Some artists and personnel who impacted Dali’s works include Sigmund Freud, Gustave Courbet, Joan Miro, and Giorgio di Chirico.

What Art Movement was Salvador Dali Associated With?

Salvador Dali was associated with the Surrealism art movement. History credits Dali with inventing and pioneering the automatism technique that looked to create imagery from the human subconscious.

Salvador Dali Artwork

The Dali Theatre Museum in Figueres, Spain, holds a permanent collection of Dali’s finest works in various mediums. Below are some of them

Christ of St. John of the Cross

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before Awakening

Living Still Life

Lobster Telephone

Meditative Rose

Melting Watch

Soft Construction with Boiled Beans

Spider of the Evening

Swans Reflecting Elephants

The Burning Giraffe

The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

The Elephants

The Great Masturbator

The Hallucinogenic Toreador

The Metamorphosis of Narcissus

The Persistence of Memory

The Sacrament of the Last Supper

The Temptation of St. Anthony

All Salvador Dali Artwork on Artchive

Artwork Name Year Medium
Dali at the Age of Six, when he Thought he was a Girl, Lifting the Skin of the Water to see a Dog Sleeping in the Shade of the Sea 1950 Oil on Canvas
Young Virgin Autosodomized by Her Own Chastity 1954 Oil on Canvas
Crucifixion ('Hypercubic Body') 1954 Oil on Canvas
Leda atomica 1949 Oil on Canvas
The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition 1934 Oil on panel
Hallucinogenous Bullfighter 1968 - 1970 Oil on Canvas
Raphaelesque Head Bursting 1951 Oil on Canvas
Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937 Oil on Canvas
Lighted Giraffes 1936-1937 Oil on wooden panel
Cannibalism in Autumn 1936-1937 Oil on Canvas
Living Still Life 1956 Oil on Canvas
The Persistence of Memory 1931 Oil on Canvas
Illumined Pleasures 1929 collage,Oil on Board
Meditation on the Harp 1932 - 1934 Oil on Canvas
Portrait of Paul Eluard 1929 Oil on Canvas
Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire 1940 Oil on Canvas
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans Premonition of Civil War 1936 Oil on Canvas
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