Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali By: Kerry Lomonaco Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí was born on May, 11th in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali He had a father who was in the notary business and who married his wife's sister when she died
Salvador Dali had a brother who had died because of meningitis at the age of seven before Salvador was born and that where he got his name from
He also had a sister named Ana Maria who was a few years after him and she wrote a book about him called Dali As Seen By His Sister Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali At a young age Salvador Dali entered a art school in Madrid that his father made him go to-there he was taught by a famous painter and his artistic skills flourished
Unfortunately Dali was later on expelled from the school and took his first trip to Paris which started off his career as an artist Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali In 1928 Dali went to Paris where he met the Spanish painters Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro.
He established himself as the principal figure of a group of surrealist artists grouped around Andre Breton, who was something like the theoretical of surrealism. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Years later Breton turned away from Dali accusing him of support of fascism, He established himself as the principal figure of a group of surrealist artists grouped around Andre Breton, who was something like the theoretical "schoolmaster" of surrealism. Years later Breton turned away from Dali accusing him of support of fascism Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Meeting Gala was the most important event in the artist's life
She was a Russian immigrant and ten years older than Dali. When he met her, she was married to the famous French poet, Paul Eluard.
Gala decided to stay with Dali. She became his companion, his muse, his sexual partner, his model in numerous art works and his business manager. For him she was everything. Most of all Gala was a stabilizing factor in his life. And she managed his success in the 1930s with exhibitions in Europe and the United States. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali In 1933 Salvador Dali had his first one-man show in New York. One year later he visited the U.S. for the first time supported by a loan of US $500 from Pablo Picasso.
To evade World War 2, Dali chose the U.S.A. as his permanent residence in 1940.
He had a series of spectacular exhibitions, among others a great retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Besides creating a number of great paintings, Dali caused the attention of the media by playing the role of a surrealist clown.
He made a lot of money and was contemptuously nicknamed Avida Dollars by Andre Breton. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Dali became the darling of the American High Society. Celebrities like Jack Warner or Helena Rubinstein gave him commissions for portraits. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali His art works became a popular trademark and besides painting he pursued other activities
Jewelry and clothing designs for Coco Chanel or film making with Alfred Hitchcock.
Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali In 1948 Dali and Gala returned to Europe, spending most of their time either in their residence in Lligat, Spain or in Paris, France or in New York. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Dali developed a lively interest in science, religion and history. He integrated things into his art that he had picked up from popular science magazines.
Another source of inspiration were the great classical masters of painting like Raphael, Velasquez or the French painter Ingres. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali In 1958 the artist began his series of large sized history paintings.
He painted one monumental painting every year during the summer months in Lligat.
The most famous one, The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. The artist's late art works combine more than ever his perfect and meticulous painting technique with his fantastic and limitless imaginations. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali 1927 He held his second individual exhibition at Galeries Dalmau in Barcelona and took part in the Second Autumn Salon at the city’s Sala Parés gallery. The works presented reveal the first clear influences of surrealism. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali 1960-He filmed the documentary Chaos and Creation.
In 1974 his Museum was opened it is called Theatro Museo Dali- in In 1918, when Salvador Dali was only fourteen years old he had started the building of his musem Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Gala died in 1982 right before the castle Salvador had had built for her it was called Pubol
After her death Dali never left the castle
He had many “suicide attempts” that he played off as accidents-one was where he burned down the whole castle but this was blamed on the house help Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali Towards the end of his life, Dali lived in the tower of his own museum where he died on January 23, 1989 from heart failure. Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali In 1949 his sister Ana Maria published a book about her brother, Dali As Seen By His Sister describing his youth as very normal and happy.
This is a painting of his sister Salvador Dali: Salvador Dali "The difference between the Surrealists and myself is that I am a Surrealist." –Salvador Dali