Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí

The Construction of the Image, 1925-1930

Book - 2007
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As a very young artist in training at the academy in Madrid, Salvador Dal#65533; worked in two distinct modes--a highly detailed naturalism (under the influence of the "return to order") and a more avant-garde, cubist-derived style that owed much to Picasso (whom Dal#65533; visited in Paris in 1926). Then, in 1927, the twenty-three-year-old artist, influenced by Andr#65533; Breton's Surrealist Manifesto of 1924 and the paintings of such artists as Joan Mir#65533; and Yves Tanguy, began to move towards Surrealism. In the spring of 1929, to coincide with the shooting of Bu#65533;uel's Un Chien andalou , Dal#65533; organized his first Paris exhibition, thereby gaining acclaim as a full member of the surrealist movement.
This book offers a wealth of new material about Dal#65533;'s formative years as a young artist in Spain and first years in Paris. F#65533;lix Fan#65533;s, one of the most knowledgeable Dal#65533; scholars in the world, transforms perceptions of the artist and shows how the stage was set for the emergence of Dal#65533;'s mature artistic personality. With a fresh and detailed assessment of Dal#65533;'s truly revolutionary work, Fan#65533;s reveals the central role of the artist not only in the development of the Surrealist movement but also the course of 20th-century art.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007
ISBN: 9780300091793
Branch Call Number: 759.6 D15zfan 2007
Characteristics: vii, 239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm


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Aug 23, 2018

Born in Catalonia, Spain (1904) - (sculptor, painter, photographer) Salvador Dali was, without question, a highly-imaginative and extravagantly flamboyant individual whose often-bizarre, surrealistic artwork was clearly influenced by the Renaissance masters.

Through stills & text - This impressive volume not only explores the "dream-like" paintings of Dali's, but it also takes a close-up look at his irrepressible personality, too.

Professionally compiled by Felix Fanes - This book introduces Dali's technical skill to the curios reader, as well as closely scrutinizes his provocative compositions and challenging themes of death, decay, and eroticism.

*Note* - In 1989 - Salvador Dali (84 at the time) died of heart failure.


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