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Salvador Dali

Born in: 1904

Spain


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    Cubism
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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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    Salvador Dali, Le Voyeur, Painting

    Salvador Dali

    Le Voyeur, 1974
    25.6 x 20.1 x 0.8 inch
    Painting

    $126,871

    Salvador Dali, Hommage à Newton, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $12,547

    Salvador Dali, La bénédiction, Drawing

    Salvador Dali

    La bénédiction, 1969
    12.6 x 10.2 inch
    Drawing

    $14,097

    Salvador Dali, Diamond Head, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Diamond Head, 1980
    30 x 22 inch
    Print

    $3,500

    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

    $29,603

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Profil du temps, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $31,013

    Salvador Dali, Noblesse du temps, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $31,013

    Salvador Dali, La Licorne, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    La Licorne, 1984
    22.4 x 18.9 x 13.2 inch
    Sculpture

    $34,114

    Salvador Dali, La femme du temps, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $33,010

    Salvador Dali, Adam et Eve, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $34,114

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Femme à la tête de rose, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Femme à la tête de rose, 1984
    33.5 x 21.3 x 12.6 inch
    Sculpture

    $24,669

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Vénus de Milo aux tiroirs, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Vénus de Milo aux tiroirs, 1988
    14.2 x 3.9 x 3.9 inch
    Sculpture

    $4,464

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Dali's Renaissance, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Dali's Renaissance, 1979
    22.5 x 17.5 inch
    Print

    $2,750

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Hommage à Terpsichore, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $36,017

    Salvador Dali, Aphothéose, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Aphothéose, 1972
    26 x 20.1 inch
    Print

    $2,291

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Le Marquis de Sade - Allegory Brave Cecile, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Le Marquis de Sade - Allegory Brave Cecile, 1969
    24.8 x 20.1 inch
    Print

    5,000 - $10,000

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Le Marquis de Sade - As Pure as Her Heart, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Le Marquis de Sade - As Pure as Her Heart, 1969
    24.8 x 20.1 inch
    Print

    5,000 - $10,000

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Saint George, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Saint George, 1972
    26.8 x 19.7 inch
    Print

    10,000 - $15,000

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Eléphant de Triomphe, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $29,603

    Salvador Dali, Vision de L’ange, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $17,621

    Salvador Dali, Le piano surréaliste, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $35,947

    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

    $35,242

    Salvador Dali, Danseuse dalinienne, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Danseuse dalinienne, 1984
    17.5 x 8.9 x 8.1 inch
    Sculpture

    $31,013

    Salvador Dali, Hommage à la mode, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $25,586

    Salvador Dali, Eléphant spatial, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Eléphant spatial, 1980
    37 x 16.9 x 5.5 inch
    Sculpture

    $44,405

    Salvador Dali, Danse du temps III, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $23,894

    Salvador Dali, Danse du temps II, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $25,586

    Salvador Dali, Alice, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Alice, 1984
    20.5 x 16.3 x 8.3 inch
    Sculpture

    $34,114

    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

    $2,349

    Salvador Dali, Jugement de Paris, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Jugement de Paris, 1971
    31.1 x 22.4 inch
    Print

    $2,819

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

    Salvador Dali

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

    $3,407

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

    Salvador Dali

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

    $3,407

    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

    $3,407

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

    Salvador Dali

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

    $3,407

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

    Salvador Dali

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

    $3,407

    Salvador Dali, Après 50 Ans De Surréalisme, Portfolio complet, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Après 50 Ans De Surréalisme, Portfolio complet, 1974
    28 x 21.7 x 2.8 inch
    Print

    $14,097

    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, 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, 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, Saint Narcissus of the Flies, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Saint Narcissus of the Flies, 1974
    10 x 6 x 7 inch
    Sculpture

    $15,000

    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

    $4,581

    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

    $4,581

    Salvador Dali, C'est très loin, très loin dans l'espace ou moins l'orient et c'est un temps très ancien, Print

    Salvador Dali

    C'est très loin, très loin dans l'espace ou moins l'orient et c'est un temps très ancien, 1973
    24.4 x 17.7 inch
    Print

    $4,581

    Salvador Dali, Darius jura qu'il pendrait Alexandre qui servirait de patte aux oiseaux, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Darius jura qu'il pendrait Alexandre qui servirait de patte aux oiseaux, 1973
    24.4 x 17.7 inch
    Print

    $4,581

    Salvador Dali, Comment sont ses yeux ? Tiens ! Un bleu et un noir. Alexandre de Macédoine, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Comment sont ses yeux ? Tiens ! Un bleu et un noir. Alexandre de Macédoine, 1973
    24.4 x 17.7 inch
    Print

    $4,581

    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

    $2,761

    Salvador Dali, Il y a des soldats tout hérissés de pointes de fer comme les châtaignes. Ils portent des faux, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Il y a des soldats tout hérissés de pointes de fer comme les châtaignes. Ils portent des faux, 1973
    24.4 x 17.7 inch
    Print

    $4,581

    Salvador Dali, L'arrivée de la mousson le bucher le bicéphale, Print

    Salvador Dali

    L'arrivée de la mousson le bucher le bicéphale, 1973
    24.4 x 17.7 inch
    Print

    $4,581

    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

    $2,761

    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

    $2,761

    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

    $4,699

    Salvador Dali, A toute âme éprise, Print

    Salvador Dali

    A toute âme éprise, 1974
    22 x 15 x 0.1 inch
    Print

    $2,819

    Salvador Dali, Le Marquis de Sade - Allegory: The Chevalier's Dream of Cecile, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Le Marquis de Sade - Allegory: The Chevalier's Dream of Cecile, 1969
    24.8 x 20.1 inch
    Print

    5,000 - $10,000

    Salvador Dali, Le Marquis de Sade - Damis and Durval, Print

    Salvador Dali

    Le Marquis de Sade - Damis and Durval, 1969
    24.8 x 20.1 inch
    Print

    5,000 - $10,000

    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, Newton surréaliste, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

    Newton surréaliste, 1984
    19.3 x 9.4 x 5.5 inch
    Sculpture

    $23,894

    Salvador Dali, L'Homme Oiseau, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $11,865

    Our recommendations Salvador Dali, Femme en flammes, Sculpture

    Salvador Dali

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

    $35,947

    Salvador Dali, 75 aniversario FC Barcelona, Print

    Salvador Dali

    75 aniversario FC Barcelona, 1974
    39.4 x 19.7 x 3.9 inch
    Print

    $16,446

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