Yes, poets it is time for an art prompt. Today we are going to draw our attention to Salvador Dali. A surrealist painter with a controversial view. He was born in Spain and lived from (January 23, 1989-May 11, 1904). His art musings were also extended to film, theater, sculpture, photography and fashion.
There are hints of many types of painting techniques, in his art. Cubism was a huge part of his process. He studied art at the Academia de San Fernando (School of Fine Arts). He was expelled from the Academia in 1926, right before his final exams. He was accused of causing an unrest. Later that year, "he made his first visit to Paris, where he met Pablo Picasso, whom the young Dalí revered. Picasso had already heard favorable reports about Dalí from Joan Miró. As he developed his own style over the next few years, Dalí made a number of works heavily influenced by Picasso and Miró." *Wikipedia
He developed the term paranoiac-critical method. It is a surrealist technique which involves optical illusions and multiple images. He loved to be in the public eye. His actions drew more attention, than his artwork. He married his muse, Gala. They did not have children.
You can read more about him here and here. His life even ended in controversy. "There have been allegations that Dalí was forced by his guardians to sign blank canvases that would later, even after his death, be used in forgeries and sold as originals.[ As a result, art dealers tend to be wary of late works attributed to Dalí. *Wikipedia
Basket of Bread 1926 was his first painting, that welcomed him to the art world.
The Persistence of Memory, 1931
His most well known painting!
Ballerina in a Death's-Head, 1939
Meditative Rose, 1958
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