10 Most Famous Salvador Dali Artworks
Salvador Dali is one of the most famous surrealist painter. He is a Spanish-Catalan surrealist painter, with his velazquez moustache and wildly eccentric behaviour. His full name is Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech. He was born on 11 May 1904 in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. His family was a middle-class family and his father was a notary. He lost his mother on 1921 of cancer. On 1922 he went to Madrid and studied at San Francisco School of Fine Arts. That’s where he met Cubism and Dada. His first visit to Paris was on 1926. He became friends with Picasso and Miró which was one of the most important thing in his lifetime. I will write another article about Salvador Dali facts later but you already know that he is the designer of Chuppa Chups logo from our early post. I personally love his works. Can you imagine he did all without Photoshop? Check out 10 Most Famous Salvador Dali Artworks .
10 – Landscape Near Figueras (1910)
Salvador Dalí painted this beautiful little landscape over a postcard when he was six years old. Yes! Just six years old. You can see parts of the motive on the postcard shines through the paint.
09 – Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee (1944)
In fact full title of this painting is ‘’ Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening’’. He painted this when he was living in America. Also it is the first painting that he used an elephant.
08 – Crucifixion (1954)
Dali was very interested in mathematics and physics. The image shows an unfolded hypercube upon which Jesus is crucified. Also the woman in the picture is his wife Gala. You can see Port Lligat village in background where he used to live.
07 – Still Life Moving Fast (1956)
Dali perfectly rendered many traditional still life objects in this work. Shadows fall according to nature’s intent, light gleams from the metal knife blade, and a glass bottle refracts light in a realistic manner.
06 – Apparition of Face and Fruit- dish on a Beach (1938)
Another masterpiece from Dali. If you look more carefully, you can see a lot of hidden objects in this painting. A face, 2 dogs, fruits, wine glass, a woman, a child… Just keep looking. This work will amaze you.
05 – The Face of War (1941)
He is obsessed with death and it appears as the face of war or, more seductively, in the shape of female bodies. The props he designed for the film Moontide were so horrifying that they were rejected because the technician refused to build them.
04 – Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man (1943)
In this painting Salvador Dali gives us a large egg-shaped globe of the world out of which a man is struggling to “hatch”. This “new man” is coming out of North America – the United States. There is blood running out of the crack in the egg and the new man’s hand has England firmly in its grasp. In the foreground two figures are watching; one an adult the other a small child.
03 – The Invisible Man (1929)
It was the first painting in which Dalí used double images. In this case a new image is formed from other objects, like was done by Milan painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.
02 – Millet’s Architectonic Angelus (1933)
The couple in “L’angelus” from Jean-François Millet, is transformed into two big white stones: young Dali and his father underneath the male stone, and a female stone using a crutch. Dali pointed out that although the male stone on the left appears to be dominant due to it’s size, the female stone is the aggressor here; pushing out part of herself to make physical contact with the male.
01 – The Persistence of Memory (1931)
This is one of the best. After entertaining guests in the evening, Dalí sat at the table looking upon the soft, half melted Camembert cheese. Suddenly the idea of melting watches came to him and he immediately got to work.