Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali Perspectives in Art Milito Salvador Dali 1904-1989 Spanish surrealist artist Diverse artist but mainly known for his paintings From: Figueras, Catalonia, Spain Moved around the world, including Paris & the USA

Went to fine art academies & had masterful technical skills Became one of the most well known & most loved artists of all time Lifestyle Eccentric in all aspects of life Excessive & grandiose behavior & tastes Extreme & iconic

moustache Pet Anteater & Ocelot (Babou) European Draft Dodger Lived through WWI & fled the Spanish Civil War & WWII Friend was executed & sister imprisoned & tortured Refused to fight the wars & pursued art instead & became one of the greats The Face of War 1940

Moved to Paris to escape impending danger & met other artists at the dawn of surrealism Autumnal Cannibalism 1936 His Wife His Beloved Gala Dali Russian divorcee No children together

She was the love of his life Often a muse for many of his artworks Galatea of the Spheres 1952 Pushed him towards greatness Madonna of port Lligat 1949 Style Surrealism is destructive, but destroys only what it considers to be shackles

limiting our vision. - Dali The Accommodations of Desire 1929 Bazaar & out of place objects arbitrarily combined & placed into a scene creating juxtaposition Dreamlike scenes that are out of this world but so realistically rendered It captivates the viewer & allows them to clearly see the unseen & imagined

The Burning Giraffe 1937 Subject Matter His work often featured or was related to War, love, food, time, dreams, His home landscape Familiar female forms The Hallucinogenic Toreador 1970 Swans Reflecting Elephants

Common Dynamics He usually kept Realistically rendered yet distorted objects Color Palate Light blues & golds Varying shades of browns He loved to experiment with Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man 1943

Hard & Soft Textures Natural & Manmade Objects Organic & Geometric Shapes Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening 1944 Prolific Artist One of the greatest & most well known artist ever Created large amount of art over his

lifespan Lobster Telephone 1936 Destino by Dali / Disney 2003 (production began in 1945) Had a wide range of subjects & mediums Painting, collage, sculpture, film, animation, jewelry, fashion, food The Royal Heart 1940

(Actually Beats) Shoe Hat 1937 The Persistence of Memory (La Persistencia de la Memoria) aka The Melting Clocks Salvador Dali (1931), Oil on Canvas (9.5x13) *currently on display at the NYC MOMA The Persistence of Memory Landscape of the Catalan beach & cliff sides overshadowed by something/one featuring several bazaar objects in the

foreground Uses precision technical blending & brush strokes to clear crisp images Pays close attention to blending, reflections, & details Common Hard / Soft Object Motif The Persistence of Memory Dali uses a balance of geometric shapes cube platform pocket-watch

organic shapes Blob figure Melted clocks Cliff sides The Persistence of Memory Uses precision technical blending & brush strokes to clear crisp images Reflections & Details Add to realism Shine on clocks & water

Individual eyelashes & ant legs Creates emphasis though the use of high contrast values & clear imagery Light Pale tints of blues & yellows Dark Shadows & shading on objects Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) Salvador Dali (1936) Oil on Canvas

(40x40) *currently on display at Philadelphia Museum of Art Premonition of Civil War Influenced by a dream Premonition painted 6 months before the Spanish Civil War Features an old woman ravaged by war She is dirty & naked representing the loss of position & self Her figure is contorted & segmented representing the physical torture of war

She in skinny & the few spilled beans represent the starvation due to famine Love, eating, & war are a common theme in his art Premonition of Civil War Dali uses a variety of textures Soft Puffy clouds Course wispy hair

Hard Smooth figures Bumpy bones & beans Premonition of Civil War Dali uses a gradual change in value to create subtle changes in form Cloud Puffs Small changes in the amount of light on the clouds allow them to look 3D & more realistic

Muscles on Figure Subtle changes in the skin tone signify the bulges of muscles & joints Apparition of a Face & Fruit Dish on a Beach Salvador Dali (1938), Oil on Canvas (45x57) *currently on display at the Wadsworth

Athenium, Connecticut Apparition of a Face & Fruit Dish on a Beach Features a fruit dish on a beach however it features several images in one like an optical illusion There are some pears & other things arranged on the table with the coastline in the distance Hidden objects & combinations of

objects create larger sub images including a face & a dog Apparition of a Face & Fruit Dish on a Beach Dali uses a harmony through use of analogous colors Neutral / Natural Color Pallet Browns Skin tones Ground Beans

Sky Blues Tints & shades of blue Fades into greens & yellows Apparition of a Face & Fruit Dish on a Beach Dali uses a variety of shapes & forms combined to create a variety of interpretations Objects & interpretations Round clay pot eye Roast chicken dog leg

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