Salvador Dali: Persistence Of Memory

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Salvador Dali is the iconic Surrealist painter who became known worldwide both because his art and his eccentric and narcissistic personality. The man with a moustache, also photographer, filmmaker, sculptor, had a deep impact on contemporary art. His works left a mark on art history by his very personal and original way of combining painting techniques with meaningful or hidden symbols.
1. Persistence of Memory
It is probably Dali’s most famous painting and a perfect example of artist’s creative direction. Salvador Dali said once that his works are “hand painted dream photographs”Salvador Dali is the iconic Surrealist painter who became known worldwide both because his art and his eccentric and narcissistic personality. The man with a moustache, also photographer, filmmaker, sculptor, had a deep impact
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The Enigma of William Tell
Weird and provocative at the same time, Dali’s ‘Enigma’ raised a lot of eyebrows when shown to the public. Aside from anything else, this is a great example of Dali’s mixed humorous and shocking artistic ideas
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7. Christ of Saint John of the Cross
This painting was inspired by a drawing of a Spanish friar of 16th century, John of the Cross. The perspective of this celebrated picture, along with its meaningful details makes it a benchmark of 20th century art.
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8. Swans Reflecting Elephants
This work is about paradox and unexpected, irrational pairings. Its meaning has been subject of never ending interpretations, none of them final. However, everybody agrees on its emotional and disturbing impact.
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9. Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity
Dali himself said about this picture that, in spite of its apparent erotic nature, is the most chaste of all his paintings. If the artist says so, maybe we did not look

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