Dalí Authorities - Una de las ilustraciones del número correspondiente a mayo de 1928 de la revista Emporión fue este dibujo de Salvador Dalí que apareció con la reseña de su conferencia sobre surrealismo, impartida a la clausura de la Exposición de Arte Provincial de Figueres. Cabe señalar al final de dicha conferencia se sintió mal el alcalde Ramón Bassols y cayó muerto en los brazos del Sr.... View details ⇨
Dali mined that important period, when one nearly falls asleep, for dream-induced images. He had an ingenious system: he'd recline in a chair while holding a key over a dinner plate. He'd doze off to the point where the key fell from his hand, hit the plate, and awakened him! All the siesta needed to help him dream up history's greatest surrealism!
Salvador Dali wasn't especially well-known as a sculptor. But of course the man did EVERYTHING! Here he actually fashions a chalice-like object in a leaf motif. It's a rare glimpse of Dali hard at work with a sculpting tool instead of a paintbrush! His mustache seems "aroused" with inspiration, too!
By Paul Chimera Dali Writer/Historian Your dali.com blogger today is keeping it “local” with my focus on a wonderful picture Salvador Dali painted in 1938: “The Transparent Simulacrum of the Feigned Image.” The work is the one and only Dali oil in the permanent collection of the Albright-Knox Art…
Salvador Dali liked to proclaim he wasn't a huge fan of kids -- "embryons," as he'd refer to them! Yet here's the Master handing out fruit to children during the Christmas season. What Dali would say vs. what he would do were sometimes at odds. Reminds us of his "false memories" talked about in his autobiography, "The Secret Life of Salvador Dali." In short, Dali loved being a great artist --... View details ⇨
As he did with so many things, Dali took an unconventional approach to print-making, trying all manner of new, unusual, sometimes wildly "insane" techniques. Here he's about to put his unique system, called "Bulletism," to work: literally shooting ink-filled pellets from a muzzle-loaded arquebus onto a litho stone! Dali would then touch up the random patterns to create something very much his... View details ⇨
Dali works on his massive 1963 masterpiece, "The Battle of Tetuan." Since the Spanish Master preferred to paint at eye level, and wasn't one for negotiating scaffolding, he devised an ingenious system in which a motorized pulley raised and lowered the canvas at the touch of a button, aided by a slot cut into the studio floor.
Certain know-it-all critics chided Dali for some of his commercialism. Ironically, some of his truly brilliant work was executed for merchandise promotion, such as a series of Bryan Hosiery ads -- and this stunning work painted in 1945 to advertise Chen Yu lipstick and nail polish. Note the two Dali crutches and his signature "soft watch" adorning the hand at left!