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By Charles, Victoria; Dalí, Salvador

As one of many most well known painters of the 20th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of getting overturned the artwork of the former century and directed portray in the direction of its sleek incarnation. As irrational as he was once Surrealist, this genius diverted items from their unique meanings, plunging them into the acid of his consistently churning mind's eye. A megalomaniac and an artist who, above all,  Read more...

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The interest the others showed in him suddenly transformed him: the lone wolf metamorphosed and a dandy was born. He cut his hair and bought the most expensive suit he could find at the most elegant men’s outfitter’s in Madrid. After four months of living like an ascetic, Dalí began to live the life of a Bohemian.

Eroticism and death become unified very early in Dalí’s life. Portrait of Ana María c. 1924 oil on cardboard, 55 x 75 cm Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, Figueras 40 41 From a net of fantasies centered around eroticism, death, and disgust, Dalí only managed to save himself by his own mental agility. During puberty, and wholly without any system, he began to read through his father’s extensive library. ” Portrait of Luis Buñuel 1924 oil on canvas, 70 x 60 cm Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid 42 Despite this monopolisation by philosophy, Dalí also occupied himself with art history and continued his attempts at painting.

They are small-format watercolors, landscape studies of the area around Figueras. Oil paintings by the eleven-year-old also exist, mostly as copies of masterpieces which he found in his father’s well-stocked collection of art books. For Salvador, the atelier became the “sanctuary” of his loneliness. Scene in Cabaret 1922 oil on canvas, 52 x 41 cm Bénédicte Petit Collection, Paris 30 In the laundry-room atelier the little king tried out a new costume: “I started to test myself and to observe; as I performed hilarious eyewinking antics accompanied by a subliminal spiteful smile, at the edge of my mind, I knew, vague as it was, that I was in the process of playing the role of a genius.

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