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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dali, Salvador


Sun Table
1936
oil on canvas
60 x 46cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Netherlands
http://www.boijmans.nl/nl/

Salvador Domènec Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis de Púbol (1904 - 1989), known as Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. His expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. He attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Although he is undoubtedly one of the most famous artists of the 20th century, his status is controversial; many critics consider that he did little if anything of consequence after his classic Surrealist works of the 1930s.
There are museums devoted to Dalí's work in Figueras, his home town in Spain, and in St Petersburg in Florida.
http://www.imaginarymuseum.net/view/flipcard