Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), known as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Spain.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.

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Salvador Dali Poems

Salvador Dali Quotes

The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter. The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, ch. 11 (1948).
The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter. The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, ch. 4 (1948).
Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums.
Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Spanish painter. The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, ch. 14 (1948).

Comments about Salvador Dali

Dreamer of Stars 27 Feb 2019 07:47
He is not that weird because his paintings are quite popular.
Ebenezerone124 04 Dec 2018 10:23
why is he so weird? oh yeah and heres a fact He loves to paint his dreams (which are weird)