Thursday, 27 October 2011

Dali and Surrealism

In 1926 Dali made his first visit to Paris, where he met Picasso. Dali has experimented with Cubism in his works and admired Picasso. Picasso had already heard favorable reports about Dalí from Joan Miró. As he developed his own style over the next few years Dalí made a number of works heavily influenced by Picasso and Miró.

In the late 1920' Dali was close to Surrealist ideas. He collaborated with his friend Luis Bunuel on the films Un chien andalou (1929) and L'Age d'or (1930) and was accepted into the movement. He will turn away from the Surrealists in the late 1930', but during these years he will be able to turn his ideas into various forms: paintings, film, poetry and OBJECTS.

Dali wrote a catalogue of the different categories of  Surrealist objects: Symbolically Functioning Objects (automatic origin),  Transubstantiated Objects ( affective origin), Objects for Hurling  (dream objects), Enveloped Objects (daytime fantasy).

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