Sunday, September 30, 2012

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Salvador Dali

We have all had strange dreams at one time or another and some have even wished to share what it was we saw in those dreams to others. One artist who was masterful in executing this was Salvador Dali. He was a Spanish painter; his most well know works were made in the 1930’s during the Spanish civil war. The style in which he chose to work in is Veristic Surrealism, which is a genre of surrealism that uses hyper-realism in the forms painted. Many of his works have Freudian undertones that help give the works a little more depth. He was also a skilled photographer, sculptor and filmmaker.
The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory 1931, oil on canvas, 24.1x33cm
Dali, Salvador - Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate, One Second before Awakening - Surrealism - Oil on canvas - Nude - Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza - Madrid, Spain
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate, One second Before Awakening, 1944, oil on canvas, 51x40.5cm  
Salvador Dali's oil painting The Temptation of St. Anthony. 1946
The Temptation of Saint Anthony, 1946, Oil on canvas, 89.7x 119.5cm
Still Life Fast Moving
Still Life - Fast Moving, 1956, oil on canvas
Raphaelesque Head Exploding by Salvador Dali
Raphealesque Head, Exploded, 1951 Oil on Canvas, unfinished.
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

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