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Artist a Day:  Salvador Dali

Artist a day! SALVADOR DALÍ (1904-1989)  Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, known simply as Salvador Dali. Dali was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.

Oil on canvas, 110 x 150 cm, 1929

The Great Masturbator

Dali's Works

He was a Spanish surrealist artist famous for technical mastery, careful draftsmanship, and unique and strange paintings. Dalí received his formal education in fine arts in Madrid, Spain.

Oil on canvas, 51 x 41 cm, 1944

Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second before Awakening

Dali's Works

Dali's well-known painting is The Persistence of Memory (1931), showing lifeless melting watches.

Oil on canvas, 25 x 33 cm, 1954

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

Dali's Works

Dalí was a reader of Sigmund Freud's psychoanalytic theories. His significant contribution to the Surrealist movement was the "paranoiac-critical method," a cognitive activity of accessing the subconscious to improve artistic imagination.

Oil on canvas, 40.5 x 30.5 cm, 1954

Young Virgin Auto-sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity

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Dalí died of heart failure while listening to Tristan and Isolde's favorite record. He died on January 23, 1989. He is buried under the museum that he built in Figueres.

Oil on canvas, 1918

Still Life

Dali's Works

Oil on canvas, 410 x 310 cm, 1959

The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus

Dali's Works

Have no fear of perfection—you’ll never reach it.

Famous Quote by  Salvador Dali

Oil on canvas, 400 x 300 cm, 1970

The Hallucinogenic Toreador

Dali's Works

A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.

Famous Quote by  Salvador Dali

Oil on canvas, 91 x 66.5 cm, 1921

Portrait of My Father

Dali's Works

Begin by learning to draw and paint like the old masters. After that, you can do as you like; everyone will respect you.

Famous Quote by  Salvador Dali


Landscape Near Ampurdan

Dali's Works


Fiesta in Figueres

Dali's Works

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