Dali and I. Republished August 21, 2018.
As some of you may have noticed, I deleted all of my old content from this page. But, I still want to have a post about Dali because he used to be my favorite artist for a long time. And for that, I want to pay respect.
At a certain point that fascination faded though. He is still on my A-list, but I think at a certain point, the novelty of his Freudian, communist, and overtly sexual messages could not out-do my interest for other artists.
Anyway, if you look at Dali's works, it is pretty easy to differentiate between his artistic periods. His beginning stages look nothing like what we associate with THE Salvador Dali, and they almost scream innocence. So to me, those are a bit boring. My favorite works are all fruits of his dramatic, romantic, and crazy stages. Some of these works I will include below.
If you like learning about people through their biographies, this guy is definitely worth it. Not going to give out any spoilers, but the man knew how to market himself and create a memorable brand.
I would highly recommend you buy a recycled book about him and take your time reading the descriptions and looking at his works. Trust me, with him, descriptions and deciphering are often necessary... surrealism isn't the easiest movement to crack.
Good luck, I hope you like it.
(Side note: If you live in San Diego, The San Diego Museum of Art has a Dali original on the second floor.)