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    Salvador Dali

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    Explain the significance of Salvador Dali’s surrealist paintings and techniques. Salvador Dali’s abstract paintings and techniques paved the way for the Surrealist art movement and as a result he is famed as one of the better known artists of the 20th century, especially in the United States. In his paintings Dali sought to create controversial sensations by implementing abstract concepts in a realistic manner onto a canvas. Dali delved deep into his subconscious to attain such perceptions of reality. He was a firm believer that people who thought rationally with logic were deprived in areas of imagination. Discovery of his unconscious mind was the focal point of study. He often described these artworks as “hand painted dream photographs”.…

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    Salvador Dali Influences

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    Salvador Dali an artist born in Spain, is the one who created the famous painting known as The Persistence of Memory in 1931. He has overcome many obstacles at a young age, such as the loss of his mother when he was just 16 years old and that he and his father were never close. He later enrolls in an Arts Academy at Madrid, Dali dressed differently than others and had many eccentricity ideas that were both influenced by different famous artists at that time. Such as Metaphysics and Cubism, where…

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    Salvador Dali finished The Persistence of Memory in 1931at Port Lligat, north of Barcelona, Spain and housed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1934. This painting was a symbol of Dali’s work and defined surrealism, breaking many of the norms previous and unique in its own way. The painting itself reflects a lot on the way Dali viewed a life and giving it a deeper meaning that others may interpret differently. Dali created a three dimensional experience that was never seen before by…

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    Violence In El Salvador

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    El Salvador has been overran with unequal rights and violence caused by the Civil War. The 1 United States became involved in this conflict through the struggle for human rights, democracy, and equality. During the Civil War, the U.S. sent more than $4.5 billion in aid to the Salvadoran government, and trained many Salvadoran soldiers on U.S. ground. In 1977, the U.S. voiced concerns about the frequent human right violations. The Salvadoran government renounced all aid from the U.S. El Salvador…

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    Salvador Dali Influences

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    From an exceptionally young age, Salvador Dali understood that he was different from other people. An extremely shy young boy, he went out of his way to draw attention to himself, and when the attention arose, he reveled in it. From his early years at home when he pushed a friend off of a cliff, to his years in art school when he flung himself down a flight of stairs, to his obsession with thinking he remembered being in the womb and being birthed, to his determination in perfecting his own…

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    El Salvador Culture

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    The Culture of El Salvador There are 195 countries currently in the entire world. With countless countries in the world, it also brings different backgrounds. Being raised in a part of the globe, much of their population can grow accustomed to their norms. The perspective on their way of life can be very odd or disquieting to other countries. In fact, a culture is what construes their way of life, not to mention their way of thinking. Culture is what forms a person a person, as well as a…

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    Gangs In San Salvador

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    San Salvador, El Salvador is home to over a quarter million people. But, San Salvador is also home to a huge criminal network of gang activity. These gangs are also known locally as maras or pandillas. These gangs engage in petty crimes such as such as purse snatching, robbery, taxing bus drivers and small stores in their neighborhoods, as well as small-scale drug distribution in certain parts of the city in order to fund themselves economically. In the past two decades, these gangs have not…

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    El Salvador History

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    The Conquest The history of El Salvador begins with the time period in which indigenous people resided in the country. According to Roy Boland, in Culture and Customs of El Salvador, The Spanish conquered El Salvador in 1524; the spanish found the country was divided into three states (13). The spaniards hegemonic influence finally converted El Salvador into a Spanish colony after twenty six years of indigenous resistance(Boland 14). Such conquest brought violence, diseases, and poverty to the…

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    Salvador Dali Influences

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    For my research assignment, I chose Salvador Dali, a famous artist known for surrealism. I decided to research Salvador Dali due to his strong influence in paradoxical art; this was a form of art that contradicted and complexed itself with concepts. Since, many of Dali's art pieces were paradoxical, I found myself admiring all of his art as well as the personality behind his pieces. With that being said, I thought it was intersting that Dali contradicted all of his work, but still maintained the…

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    Surrealism: Salvador Dali

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    The Origins of Surrealism), explains the use of unconscious mind method. His painting titled Manifesto of Surrealism was the first surrealist art piece. Unlike any other art, this art highly relied on the creativity and imagination of the artists. Surrealists used many methods such as starvation and sleep deprivation to get into the stage of unconscious. Also, it wasn’t an easy approach towards the career knowing the surrealistic art demanded a high quality of both an artists' creation in…

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