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
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 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
|The Weaning of Furniture-Nutrition||1934||Oil on panel|
|Hallucinogenous Bullfighter||1968 - 1970||Oil on Canvas|
|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|
|Raphaelesque Head Bursting||1951||Oil on Canvas|
|Metamorphosis of Narcissus||1937||Oil on Canvas|
|Lighted Giraffes||1936-1937||Oil on wooden panel|
|Young Virgin Autosodomized by Her Own Chastity||1954||Oil on Canvas|
|Cannibalism in Autumn||1936-1937||Oil on Canvas|
|Crucifixion ('Hypercubic Body')||1954||Oil on Canvas|
|Living Still Life||1956||Oil on Canvas|
|The Persistence of Memory||1931||Oil on Canvas|
|Leda atomica||1949||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|