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Salvador Dali

Born in: 1904

Spain

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Salvador Dalí, in full Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí y Domenech (born May 11, 1904, Figueras, Spain - died January 23, 1989, Figueras), Spanish surrealist painter  and printmaker, influential for his explorations of subconscious imagery.

As an art student in Madrid and Barcelona, Dalí assimilated a vast number of artistic styles and displayed unusual technical facility as a painter. It was not until the late 1920s, however, that two events brought about the development of his mature artistic style: his discovery of Sigmund Freud's writings on the erotic significance of subconscious imagery and his affiliation with the Paris 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, also thanks to René Magritte and Joan Miró 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, deformed, or otherwise metamorphosed in a bizarre and irrational fashion.

With the Spanish director Luis Buñuel, Dalí made two Surrealistic films—Un Chien andalou (1928; An Andalusian Dog) and L'Âge d'or (1930; The Golden Age)—that are similarly filled with grotesque but highly suggestive images.

In the late 1930s Dalí switched to painting in a more-academic style under the influence of the Renaissance painter Raphael, and, as a consequence, he was expelled from the Surrealist movement. Thereafter he spent much of his time designing theatre sets, interiors of fashionable shops, and jewelry 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 continued to explore erotic subjects, to represent childhood memories, and to use themes centring on his wife, Gala. Notwithstanding their technical accomplishments, those later paintings are not as highly regarded as the artist's earlier works. The most interesting and revealing of Dalí's books is The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí (1942-44).

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Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Saint George, Print

Salvador Dali

Saint George, 1972
26.8 x 19.7 inch
Print

10,000 - $15,000

Salvador Dali, Adam et Eve, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Adam et Eve, 1984
20.5 x 16.3 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$34,224

Salvador Dali, Le Voyeur, Painting

Salvador Dali

Le Voyeur, 1974
25.6 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch
Painting

$127,278

Salvador Dali, La bénédiction, Drawing

Salvador Dali

La bénédiction, 1969
12.6 x 10.2 inch
Drawing

$14,142

Salvador Dali, Plage de Cadaquès, Print

Salvador Dali

Plage de Cadaquès, 1967
13 x 17.7 inch
Print

$15,556

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Eléphant de Triomphe, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Eléphant de Triomphe, 1984
20.9 x 9.8 x 5.7 inch
Sculpture

$29,698

Salvador Dali, Vision de L’ange, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Vision de L’ange, 1984
17.3 x 13.6 x 13.6 inch
Sculpture

$17,678

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Saint George et le Dragon, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Saint George et le Dragon, 1984
18.1 x 17.7 x 11 inch
Sculpture

$29,698

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Profil du temps, 1984
20.1 x 13.8 x 13.8 inch
Sculpture

$31,112

Salvador Dali, Newton surréaliste, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Newton surréaliste, 1984
19.3 x 9.4 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$23,971

Salvador Dali, Danseuse dalinienne, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Danseuse dalinienne, 1984
17.5 x 8.9 x 8.1 inch
Sculpture

$31,112

Salvador Dali, L'Homme Oiseau, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

L'Homme Oiseau, 1981
10.6 x 2.8 x 2.8 inch
Sculpture

$11,903

Salvador Dali, Hommage à Newton, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Hommage à Newton, 1980
13.8 x 6.3 x 4.3 inch
Sculpture

$12,588

Salvador Dali, Eléphant spatial, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Eléphant spatial, 1980
37 x 16.9 x 5.5 inch
Sculpture

$44,547

Salvador Dali, Gala mon seul désir (La Dame à la Licorne), Print

Salvador Dali

Gala mon seul désir (La Dame à la Licorne), 1965
20.9 x 26.4 inch
Print

15,000 - $25,000

Salvador Dali, Le piano surréaliste, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Le piano surréaliste, 1984
23.6 x 15.2 x 9.3 inch
Sculpture

$36,062

Salvador Dali, Noblesse du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Noblesse du temps, 1984
23.6 x 15 x 11.4 inch
Sculpture

$31,112

Salvador Dali, Le cheval à la montre molle, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Le cheval à la montre molle, 1980
17.3 x 22 x 6.7 inch
Sculpture

$35,355

Salvador Dali, La Licorne, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

La Licorne, 1984
22.4 x 18.9 x 13.2 inch
Sculpture

$34,224

Salvador Dali, La femme du temps, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

La femme du temps, 1984
25.8 x 8.5 x 6.9 inch
Sculpture

$33,116

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Hommage à Terpsichore, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Hommage à Terpsichore, 1984
27.8 x 17.3 x 9.1 inch
Sculpture

$36,133

Salvador Dali, Hommage à la mode, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Hommage à la mode, 1984
20.1 x 10.6 x 8.7 inch
Sculpture

$25,668

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Femme en flammes, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Femme en flammes, 1980
33.1 x 11.4 x 9.3 inch
Sculpture

$36,062

Salvador Dali, Danse du temps III, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Danse du temps III, 1984
10.4 x 8.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$23,971

Salvador Dali, Danse du temps II, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Danse du temps II, 1984
12 x 8.1 x 7.5 inch
Sculpture

$25,668

Salvador Dali, Alice, Sculpture

Salvador Dali

Alice, 1984
20.5 x 16.3 x 8.3 inch
Sculpture

$34,224

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : The Lovers Condemned, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : The Lovers Condemned, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : The Queen with Silk Tunic, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : The Queen with Silk Tunic, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : The Queen with Silk Tunic, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : The Queen with Silk Tunic, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : The Three Bad Barons, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : The Three Bad Barons, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : Iseult of the White Hands, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : Iseult of the White Hands, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : Tristan's Last Fight, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : Tristan's Last Fight, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Rome of Cadaqués, Print

Salvador Dali

Rome of Cadaqués, 1972
22 x 29.9 inch
Print

$2,145

Salvador Dali, Aphothéose, Print

Salvador Dali

Aphothéose, 1972
26 x 20.1 inch
Print

$2,298

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, The Twelve Tribes of Israel / Reuben, Print

Salvador Dali

The Twelve Tribes of Israel / Reuben, 1973
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$2,357

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : Under the Parasol Pine, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : Under the Parasol Pine, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : The Giant Beliagog, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : The Giant Beliagog, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : The Cavaliers of King Arthur, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : The Cavaliers of King Arthur, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : Iseult and Branguine, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : Iseult and Branguine, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : Mad Tristan, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : Mad Tristan, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Tristan and Iseult : Tristan's Testament, Print

Salvador Dali

Tristan and Iseult : Tristan's Testament, 1970
17.7 x 12.6 inch
Print

$1,414

Salvador Dali, Flordali - Les Fruits : Pomme dragon, Print

Salvador Dali

Flordali - Les Fruits : Pomme dragon, 1969
22.2 x 14.6 inch
Print

$3,418

Salvador Dali, Flordali - Les Fruits : Prunier hâtif, Print

Salvador Dali

Flordali - Les Fruits : Prunier hâtif, 1969
22.2 x 14.6 inch
Print

$3,418

Salvador Dali, Flordali - Les Fruits : Poire Don Quichotte, Print

Salvador Dali

Flordali - Les Fruits : Poire Don Quichotte, 1969
22.2 x 14.6 inch
Print

$3,418

Salvador Dali, Flordali - Les Fruits : Pamplemousse érotique, Print

Salvador Dali

Flordali - Les Fruits : Pamplemousse érotique, 1969
22.2 x 14.6 inch
Print

$3,418

Salvador Dali, Flordali - Les Fruits : Fruits troués, Print

Salvador Dali

Flordali - Les Fruits : Fruits troués, 1969
22.2 x 14.6 inch
Print

$3,418

Salvador Dali, Diamond Head, Print

Salvador Dali

Diamond Head, 1980
30 x 22 inch
Print

$3,500

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Dali's Renaissance, Print

Salvador Dali

Dali's Renaissance, 1979
22.5 x 17.5 inch
Print

$2,750

Salvador Dali, Jugement de Paris, Print

Salvador Dali

Jugement de Paris, 1971
31.1 x 22.4 inch
Print

$2,828

Salvador Dali, New Mythological Suite/ Adam et Eve, Print

Salvador Dali

New Mythological Suite/ Adam et Eve, 1973
23.2 x 15.4 inch
Print

$2,357

Salvador Dali, Henry V, from Much Ado about Shakespeare, Print

Salvador Dali

Henry V, from Much Ado about Shakespeare, 1970
6.75 x 5 inch
Print

$3,000

Salvador Dali, Untitled from Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel, Print

Salvador Dali

Untitled from Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel, 1973
22.5 x 17.5 inch
Print

$4,500

Salvador Dali, Des rois pendus aux arbres qui bordent un fleuve lent..., Print

Salvador Dali

Des rois pendus aux arbres qui bordent un fleuve lent..., 1973
24.4 x 17.7 inch
Print

$2,769

Salvador Dali, Le Désert avec sa piste d'orfèvreries abandonnées et d'ossements, Print

Salvador Dali

Le Désert avec sa piste d'orfèvreries abandonnées et d'ossements, 1973
24.4 x 17.7 inch
Print

$2,769

Salvador Dali, Le soleil couchant allonge le squelette noir d'un grand cheval, très grand...la tête est soutenue par le fer d'une lance, Print

Salvador Dali

Le soleil couchant allonge le squelette noir d'un grand cheval, très grand...la tête est soutenue par le fer d'une lance, 1973
24.4 x 17.7 inch
Print

$2,769

Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Moi, aussi, j'ai connu l'Empereur, Print

Salvador Dali

Moi, aussi, j'ai connu l'Empereur, 1970
25.6 x 19.7 inch
Print

$4,714

Salvador Dali, King David from Our Historical Heritage Portfolio, Print

Salvador Dali

King David from Our Historical Heritage Portfolio, 1975
26 x 19.8 inch
Print

$4,500

Salvador Dali, The Messiah from the New Jerusalem Suite, Print

Salvador Dali

The Messiah from the New Jerusalem Suite, 1980
29.5 x 21 inch
Print

$4,500

Salvador Dali, Sa symétrie n'appartenait ni au hasard ni à la nature, Print

Salvador Dali

Sa symétrie n'appartenait ni au hasard ni à la nature, 1973
24.4 x 17.3 inch
Print

$4,596

Salvador Dali, Alexandre le regarda avec des yeux courrouces et le cheval s'agenouilla, Print

Salvador Dali

Alexandre le regarda avec des yeux courrouces et le cheval s'agenouilla, 1973
24.4 x 17.7 inch
Print

$4,596

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