Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol (11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan: [səɫβəˈðo ðəˈɫi]; Spanish: [salβaˈðoɾ ðaˈli]), was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly ima... More

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Salvador Dali Quotes

Salvador Dali #Age

At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
Salvador Dali #Alone #Good #Power

It is good taste, and good taste alone, that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.
Salvador Dali #Architecture #Art #Beauty

The terrifying and edible beauty of Art Nouveau architecture.
Salvador Dali #Art

Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.
Salvador Dali #Art

We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art.
Salvador Dali #Fear

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
Salvador Dali #Good #Great #Respect #Society

In order to acquire a growing and lasting respect in society, it is a good thing, if you possess great talent, to give, early in your youth, a very hard kick to the right shin of the society that you love. After that, be a snob.
Salvador Dali #Intelligence

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
Salvador Dali #Jealousy #Success

The thermometer of success is merely the jealousy of the malcontents.
Salvador Dali #Nature

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
Salvador Dali #War

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
Salvador Dali #Art #Society #Work

Progressive art can assist people to learn not only about the objective forces at work in the society in which they live, but also about the intensely social character of their interior lives. Ultimately, it can propel people toward social emancipation.
Salvador Dali #Dreams

What is a television apparatus to man, who has only to shut his eyes to see the most inaccessible regions of the seen and the never seen, who has only to imagine in order to pierce through walls and cause all the planetary Baghdads of his dreams to rise from the dust.
Salvador Dali #Experience #Morning

Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure - that of being Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali #Money

Liking money like I like it, is nothing less than mysticism. Money is a glory.
Salvador Dali #Art #Good

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.