Salvador Dali: The Legend Of Surrealism

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Salvador Dalí On May 11, 1904, an artist legend was born. Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol, or Salvador Dalí as he was professionally known, was an artist among many other things. He was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. This is where the history of surrealism began. Dalí was a surrealism artist. He was known for his crazy images and eccentric personality. He was imaginative and weird and his behavior often caught more attention than his artwork did. His father was the exact opposite, he was a lawyer at and a notary. He was strict on his son and didn’t want him to be an artist, he believed it wouldn’t get him anywhere. On the other hand, his mother was the biggest supporter of her son. The couple loved Salvador and believed he was the reincarnation of their deceased son. When he was five he was taken to the grave…show more content…
At a young age he produced highly sophisticated art work and both his parents supported his talent. In their summer home, his parents built him his very own art studio before he was able to enter school. His parents had seen his amazing talent and knew they needed to send him to art school. Salvador had his first exhibit in 1919 and it was open to the public. Three years later, in 1921, his mother died of breast cancer. Young Dalí was absolutely devastated by the loss of his mother. His father married his deceased wife’s sister, and his son didn’t like that, though he respected his aunt. But Dalí pressed on, becoming the father of Surrealism. Salvador Dalí was influenced by several different art styles. He was suspended from his school due to criticizing his teachers and starting a riot. He was imprisoned for a short while and then he returned to his school. However, he was later expelled for declaring that no authority in the building was competent enough to examine him. He grew a whimsical mustache and carried out his

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