Dali's World Essay

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Concordia University - Ann Arbor | Surrealism, Dali’s World | [Type the document subtitle] | [Pick the date] | Salvador Dali, one of the greatest Spanish painters of all time, is considered be to an influential artist of the surrealist art movement and one of the renowned masters of art of the twentieth century. During his lifetime society got a picture of an eccentric paranoid who spiced the world of art and caused a lot of controversy with his unique personality. Both Dali's extraordinary talent and obscure personality assisted him to rise above the rest of the Surrealists of the 20th century. His artwork and influences can be seen almost everywhere around the world. Dali greatly popularized the Surrealism movement in Europe and the U.S. with his unique painting styles and unusual philosophy. His explicit and controversial Surrealist paintings are some of the most famous paintings of the 20th century, and his independent attitude towards art and politics set him aside from other painters of his time, leaving a mark on Surrealist painting for many generations to come. Salvador Dali born on May 11, 1904 in Figueres, Spain lived what some may say an almost surreal life. Nine months prior to Dali birth his older brother also name Salvador was born but died of gastroenteritis. Salvador’s parents took him to the grave of his brother told Dali he was a reincarnation of his brother. This impacted Dali at an early age and started him down a path which he claims was destined to be. Dali’s mother influenced to indulge in his art and early peculiarities. It was quite evident that young Dali had immense talent, so his parents built an art studio for him before sending him off to art school. By the age of fourteen Dali’s father organized his first exposition at the Municipal Theater in Figueres. At the age of sixteen, he fell into a depression after devastation

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