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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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    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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    Salvador Dali Strengths

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    art speaks truthfully and depicts art in unique ways that few understand. The artists I chose are not average artists. They seem to go above and beyond in their work, as well as show their strengths, weaknesses, joys, sorrows, dreams, and nightmares through their work. The first artist I chose was Salvador Dali. I chose Salvador Dali because he was an artist that was regarded as strange. I like the fact that Salvador Dali was so odd and so different from what seemed to be considered normal in…

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    Surrealism: Salvador Dali

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    father was a lawyer who was strict and dominant. Regardless of being punished by his father throughout childhood, Dali was very intelligent. Dali was often told that he was the reincarnation of his older brother who died in childhood. His mother passed away when he was only 16 years old and knowing the fact that his father later married his deceased mother’s sister, the distant relationship of the son and father continued. In the 1920s, after the death of his mother, he visited Paris where he…

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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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    Salvador Dali Masterpainter Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904, in Figueres, Spain. From an early age, Dali was encouraged to practice his art and would eventually go on to study at an academy in Madrid. In the 1920s he went to Paris and met some cool dudes like Miro and Picasso which lead to his surrealist stage. He is perhaps best known for his 1931 painting “The persistence of memory”, showing melting clocks in a cool setting. The rise of a fascist leader Francisco Franco in Spain…

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    Salvador Dali Narcissism

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    Lisa Terranova Art 109 - History of Modern Art Salvador Dali was one of the true artistic enigmas of the 19th century. His larger than life persona and his pension for challenging any constraints (artistic or otherwise) placed upon him by society or his peers only served to increase his popularity. But behind all the hoopla and criticism was a creative genius, and a true master of many genres. By all accounts Dali was a unique character from a very young age. He was named after his older…

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    “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”(Salvador Dalí). Dalí is considered one of the most prestigious artists of all time. He has created some of the best works of art, such as, The Persistence of Memory, and, Swans Reflecting Elephants. He is one of the founders of the surrealist movement, taking real life objects and placing them into a dreamlike setting. Even after his death, he still influences several different artists today. …

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    Salvador Dali Born in May 11, 1904 in Figures, Spain, Salvador Dali eccentric nature and talent for self promotion made him the most famous representative of the surrealist movement and one of the most recognized artists in the world. At the age of six-teen Dali’s mother passed away having a profound effect on him because in his mind there were two tragedies, the lost of his beloved mother and the fear that one day she would be forgotten when he vowed to never be forgotten. In 1922, Dali moved…

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