Salvador Dali

Surrealist Artist 1904-1989

"Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." -Salvador Dali
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Early Life

  • Born May 11, 1904, in Figueras, Spain

  • Named after his older brother that passed away 22 months earlier, he was always compared to him

  • Displayed a gift of art at age 3, he could draw what he saw (Realistic)

  • Enrolled in the National School of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1921, and got expelled twice because he thought his teachers were not fit to judge him

  • Very close with his mom, she passed away from cancer when he was 16, leaving him with his strict dad

Getting Involved

  • Met Gala his "soul mate" at age 25
  • Moved with Gala to New York to get famous (got featured in Time Magazine for popular surrealist clock painting
  • Moved with Gala to LA where they had many crazy parties where people had to come dressed up as their nightmares, a women even killed herself when she looked in the mirror
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Choices & Results


  • He chose to become a surrealist artist which was different.



  • Everyone loved his artwork he became very famous.



  • People loved the idea of dream like fantasies and real world situations combined to create surrealism.


In His Words

  • "I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait." is a quote from Dali.
  • "Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings". is a quote from Dali.
  • "Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision." Salvador Dali

Aftermath

  • After meeting Gala she changed his perspective on things and started painting what she wanted him to, many portraits of her were made.
  • After Galas death he became very depressed and it started showing in his artwork.
  • When he got older he sadly got Parkinses disease which made him unable to paint or do pretty much anything, he was even sadder.

Words for Him

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Legacy

  • Salvador Dalis art influenced/impacted the society by lettings them have a different view on art; a surrealist perspective.
  • The public never lost affection for Dali's work, it was always in the market for very high prices.
  • He is still known for his crazy gelled up mustache.
  • He will always be a leader for surrealism.

Annotated Bibliography

  1. Salvador Dali." Contemporary Hispanic Biography. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Biography in Context. Web. 3 May 2016
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    http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/s/salvadorda154006.html


  3. Foster, Stephen C. "Surrealism." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 4 May 2016


  4. Misfeldt, Willard E. "Dalí, Salvador." World Book Advanced. World Book, 2016. Web. 4 May 2016


  5. Salvador Dalí." Dictionary of Hispanic Biography. Gale, 1996. Biography in Context. Web. 3 May 2016


  6. Salvador Dali." Contemporary Hispanic Biography. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 2002. Biography in Context. Web. 3 May 2016



  7. Salvador Dali." Newsmakers. Detroit: Gale, 1989. Biography in Context. Web. 3 May 2016

  8. http://www.salvadordali.com/quotes/

  9. "Artist Journal Biography" Spain, 1994. Biography in Context. Web.3 May 2016

  10. thedali.org