Tuesday, 27 September 2011

The fascinating and intriguing DALI

To write about Salvador Dali is a serious enterprise. So,  I will not pretend that I will do it in the best way or in the most comprehensive way...But still, there are so many interesting aspects linked to his life and work that I will start and struggle.

His life adventure illustrates such interesting years as the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s....What a journey!

He was born in Figueras, a small Catalan town close to the French border in 1904. His beloved mother died in 1921 of breast cancer and as he said her death had a strong impact on him.

He studied in Madrid at the Academia de San Fernando. He had  a very eccentric style, in the 19s century English aesthetes: sideburns, coat, stockings, and knee breeches. Here me made friends with Luis Buñuel (surrealist film maker, do not miss ' Belle de jour' 1963 with Catherine Deneuve) and Federico Garcia Lorca ( poet). He was expelled in 1926 just before his final exams.

His Basket of Bread, shows the skill he had at that time and it took him 4 months. He pained it again after 19 years in 1945 and he said that it was the most esoteric and surrealist thing he had ever painted. 

More to come.....

1 comment:

  1. Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
    Salvador Dali