Salvador Dalí (Died 1989 aged 84) – Spanish surrealist exploring subconscious imagery
(Pronounced sal-vuh-dawr dah-lee)
SALVADOR DALÍ – If he salvaged a door he would still be a darling
He salvaged doors (Salvador) and draped them over a tree and other objects. That didn't work, so he used clocks instead – then he became a darling (Dalí) of the world.
Note: The Persistence of Memory was one of Dalí's most famous paintings, depicting draped clocks. He didn't really try using doors first, but this is a great way of remembering who he is and his style of paintings.
The original copy of the painting, using clocks, looks more like this:
Dalí's face became an iconic symbol itself due to his long, curved moustache, and helped market his work.
Salvador Dalí was a Spanish surrealist exploring subconscious imagery. He was one of the most celebrated artists of all time because he was excellent at marketing himself. His distinctive curved moustache gave him an instant brand that helped develop marketability. This led to him selling his works for massive prices.
He was a painter, sculptor and a skilled draftsperson, able to paint anything with incredible detail.
Nobody before had created – Surrealist paintings exploring subconscious imagery