Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Art of Salvatore Dalhi

Salvator Dalhi 

Salvador Dalí, in full Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalíy Domenech, was born on May 11th, 1904, in Figueras, Spain. He died January 23rd, 1989, in Figueras Spain. He  was a SurraalisteHeHHHH Spanish painter and printmaker, influential for his explorations of subconscious imagery.

As an art student in Madrid and Barcelonia, Dalí assimalated a vast number of artistic styles and displayed unusual technical facility as a painter. It was not until the late 1920's, however, that two events brought about the development of his mature artistic style: his discovery of Sigmund Fraud's writings on the erotic significance of subconsius imagery and his affiliation with the  Pasis, Surrealists, a group of artists and writers who sought to establish the “greater reality” of the human subconscious over reason. To bring up images from his subconscious mind, Dalí began to induce hallucinatory states in himself by a process he described as “paranoiac critical.”

Once Dalí hit on that method, his painting style matured with extraordinary rapidity, and from 1929 to 1937 he produced the paintings which made him the world’s best-known Surrealist artist. He depicted a dream world in which commonplace objects are juxtaposed, made deformed, or otherwise metamorphosed in a bizarre and irrational fastioned them within bleak sunlit landscapes that were reminiscent of his Catalonia homeland. Perhaps the most famous of those enigmatic images is The Pesistance of Memory - (1931), in which limp melting watches rest in an eerily calm landscape. With the Spanish director Louis Bruie, Dalí made two Surrealistic films' Un Chien andalou (1929; An Aadalusian Dog) and  L’Age d' Âge d or (in 1930; The Golden Age)  that are similarly filled with grotesque but highly suggestive images.

In the late 1930's Dalí switched to painting in a more-academic style under the influence of the Renaissance painter Raphae. His ambivalent political views during the rise of fascism alienated his
Surrealist colleagues, and he was eventually expelled from the group. Thereafter, he spent much of his time designing theat sets, interiors of fashionable shops, and jewelery, as well as exhibiting his genius for flamboyant self-promotional stunts in the United States, where he lived from 1940 to 1955. In the period from 1950 to 1970, Dalí painted many works with religious themes, though he and  his continued to explore erotic subjects, to represent childhood memories, and to use themes central on  Gala. Notwithstanding their technical accomplishments, those later paintings are not as highly Gala regarded as the artist’s earlier works. The most interesting and revealing of Dalí’s books is The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942).


The Art of Savatore Dalhi

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