Salvador Dalí’s artistic skill allowed him to paint his paintings in an Old Master style reminiscent of later photorealism.
He found his personal style and genre around 1929 in the world of the unconscious, which appears in dreams. Melting clocks, crutches and burning giraffes became recognizable features in Salvador Dalí’s painting. Dalí’s most frequent themes, besides the world of dreams, are those of intoxication, fever, and religion; His wife Gala is often portrayed in his paintings. Salvador Dali was one of the most versatile graphic artists of the 20th century, leaving posterity an ouevre of more than 1,500 etchings, lithographs, wood engravings and mixed media graphics. The extraordinarily well-read artist dealt intensively with philosophical and scientific findings and illustrated the great works of world literature like no other artist: his graphics are world-famous for Cervantes “Don Quixote”, Goethe’s “Faust”, for “Alice in Wonderland” again and again to Shakespeare and many other works.
1904 Born in Figueres Girona, Catalonia
1917-1927 / 28 Early period
1929-1940 Surrealistic period
1941-1983 Classical period Died
1989 January 23, 1989, Figueres, Spain