Salvador Dali


Salvador Dali's full name was: Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, He was born May 11, 1904 in Figueres, just inland from Cadaques and died January 23, 1989)

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Dali was a Spanish surrealist painter of Catalan descent who spent much many of his holidays in Cadaques. Dalí is best known for his bizarre surrealist paintings. He was a man of considerable technical ability whose best known painting is perhaps The Persistence of Memory, which he finished in 1931.

Salvador Dali was also interested in film, sculpture, and photography.

Selected list of works

Dalí painted over over 1,500 works in his life and also worked on books, lithographs, designs for theatres, sculptures amongst other things

Here is a partial list of his more famous works:

1910 Landscape Near Figueras
1913 Vilabertin
1916 Fiesta in Figueras
1917 View of Cadaqués with Shadow of Mount Pani
1918 Crepuscular Old Man
1919 Port of Cadaqués (Night) and Self-portrait in the Studio
1920 The Artist’s Father at Llane Beach and View of Portdogué (Port Aluger)
1921 The Garden of Llaner (Cadaqués) and Self-portrait
1922 Cabaret Scene and Night Walking Dreams
1923 Self Portrait with L'Humanite and Cubist Self Portrait with La Publicitat
1924 Still Life (Syphon and Bottle of Rum) (for García Lorca) and Portrait of Luis Buñuel
1925 Large Harlequin and Small Bottle of Rum, and a series of fine portraits of his sister Anna Maria, most notably Figure At A Window
1926 Basket of Bread and Girl from Figueres
1927 Composition With Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy) and Honey is Sweeter Than Blood (his first important surrealist work)
1929 Un chien andalou (An Andalusian Dog) film in collaboration with Luis Buñuel, The Lugubrious Game, The Great Masturbator, The First Days of Spring, and The Profanation of the Host
1931 The Persistence of Memory (his most famous work, featuring the "melting clocks"), The Old Age of William Tell, and William Tell and Gradiva
1932 The Spectre of Sex Appeal, The Birth of Liquid Desires, Anthropomorphic Bread, and Fried Eggs on the Plate without the Plate. The Invisible Man.
1933 Retrospective Bust of a Woman (mixed media sculpture collage) and Portrait of Gala With Two Lamb Chops Balanced on Her Shoulder, Gala in the window
1934 The Ghost of Vermeer of Delft Which Can Be Used As a Table and A Sense of Speed
1935 Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus and The Face of Mae West
1936 Autumn Cannibalism, Lobster Telephone, Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War) and two works titled Morphological Echo
1937 Metamorphosis of Narcissus, Swans Reflecting Elephants, The Burning Giraffe, Sleep, The Enigma of Hitler, Mae West Lips Sofa and Cannibalism in Autumn
1938 The Sublime Moment and Apparition of a Face and Fruit Dish on the Beach
1939 Shirley Temple, The Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of the Cinema in Her Time
1940 The Slave Market with Disappearing Bust of Voltaire, The Face of War
1941 Honey is Sweeter than Blood
1943 The Poetry of America and Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man
1944 Galarina and Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening 
1946 The Temptation of St. Anthony
1948 Les Elephants
1949 Leda Atomica and The Madonna of Port Lligat.
1951 Christ of St. John of the Cross and Exploding Raphaelesque Head.
1952 Galatea of the Spheres
1954 The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory.
1955 The Sacrament of the Last Supper, Lonesome Echo, record album cover for Jackie Gleason
1956 Still Life Moving Fast, Rinoceronte vestido con puntillas
1957 Santiago el Grande oil on canvas on permanent display at Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton,NB Canada
1958 The Rose
1959 The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
1960 Dalí began work on the Teatro-Museo Gala Salvador Dalí and Portrait of Juan de Pareja, the Assistant to Velázquez.
1965 Dalí donates a gouache, ink and pencil drawing of the Crucifixion to the Rikers Island jail in New York City.
1967 Tuna Fishing
1969 Chupa Chups logo
1970 The Hallucinogenic Toreador.
1972 La Toile Daligram
1976 Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea
1977 Dalí's Hand Drawing Back the Golden Fleece in the Form of a Cloud to Show Gala Completely Nude, Very Far Away Behind the Sun.
1983 Dalí's final painting, The Swallow's Tail.


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