salvador dali

 Salvador Dali was born on may 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain. He
was born to a middle class family and he spent much of his time in his
families summer home in Cadaques, the place where hisfirst studio was
built. From early on Dali was considered a child prodigy and began
painting before the age of ten. His style of art never stayed in the same
format and as he grew older he never gave up the childhood
environment that influenced his work. As he grew up he played with
various artistic methods such as Impressionism, Pointillism, Italian
In 1921 Dali began studying at the San Fernando Academy of Fine
Arts in Madrid and began to pursue his painting. He was most interested
in Cubism and Futurism so that's what he pursued the most. In the
academy he learned from the many great Spanish modernists and the
Italian futurists he loved. In June of 1923 Dali was suspended from the
academy because he was able to get students to rebel against authority
but he was let back in 1925 and not even a year later he was expelled.
When Dali left the academy he moved to Paris and began following the
Parisian surrealists. Dali joined the surrealists in 1929 and began
perfecting his craft. He was fascinated by the writings of a psychologist
named Sigmund Freud and began taking and interest in philosophy and
literature. Freuds interpretation on life and dreams is what ultimately
changed Dali's style of painting. Dali life ambition was to paint what
Freud was feeling and add his own twist. Dali felt that Freud solved all
of his problems from his childhood and based all of his paintings around
that theory. Dali began a stage of surrealist painting and even joined a
surrealists group in Paris led by Andre Breton. Soon after that he
became the leader of the surrealists movement holding one man art
Surrealism is an art style in which imagery is based on fantasy and


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