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Video:Salvador Dalí

with Shelley Esaak

Salvador Dalí was probably the most famous surrealist painter of the 20th century. Here's a brief profile of Salvador Dalí.See Transcript

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Life of Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his works. Born on May 11, 1904, in Figueras, Spain, Dalí followed the surreal school of art. In the 1920s, he started reading Freud and began actively seeking his subconscious mind, and started painting his visions. The results of Dalí's self-induced hallucinogenic states are highly realistic paintings of a bizarre dream world. Some of his important works are The Persistence of Memory, in 1931, and Soft Construction with Boiled Beans, in 1936. He switched to a classical style in the early 1940s and created works with primarily religious themes for the rest of his life. He died on January 23, 1989, in Figueras, Spain.

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