Happy Birthday, Dali

May 11, 2009

Inventions of the Monsters 1937 Dali

"Inventions of the Monsters", 1937, S. Dali

Today is the 105th birthday of Salvadore Dali (1904-1989), the Spanish artist who combined the newly emerging work of Sigmund Freud on the unconscious and sexuality and of the surrealist artists and writers of Paris to develop his own unique and powerful artistic vision. His work, like no other at the time, piqued my imagination when I first saw prints of his work in the 1950's. Knowledge of his work work seems widespread, so let this post honor his work and his memory. But if you are not familiar with the large body of dazzling, exciting work he produced, let this be the beginning. Enjoy.

Thanks to the Encyclopedia Britannica for the image and the links.

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