Salvador Dali: The Father of
Surrealist Art
Presenter:
Rida Khan
Outline
• Date/Country of birth/death
• Type of work
• Fame
• Contribution
• Famous works
Birth and demise
• Birth: 1904 in Figueras, Spain
• 20th century
• Death: 1989 in Figueras
Type of work
• Surrealist painter
• Sculptor
• Graphic artist
• Designer
Rise to fame
• Surrealist work:
- Reflection of unreal dreams and paranoiac state of mind
- Subconscious mind depicted thr...
Contribution
• Films:
- An Andalusian Dog – 1928
- The Golden Age – 1930
• Renaissance: paintings [Raphael]; religion, chi...
Famous Works
Persistence of Memory
• Melting watches in serene landscape
• Einstein’s theory: time is relative and eternal, not fixed
•...
Disintegration in the Persistence
of Memory
• Reflection of new science
• Quantum & mechanics in physics
• Splitting of ma...
Lobster Telephone
• Representation of food items
• Motive: ordered grilled lobster, never given boiled
telephone
Sculptures
•
Space
Elephant,
London, UK
Profile
of
Time,
UK
Horse
Saddle
with
Time,
UK
Saint
George and
the
Dragon, Sin
gapore
Statue of
Salvador
Dali,
Spain
References
• www.britannica.com
• http://www.virtualdali.com
• Thank you
• Questions?
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  1. 1. Salvador Dali: The Father of Surrealist Art Presenter: Rida Khan
  2. 2. Outline • Date/Country of birth/death • Type of work • Fame • Contribution • Famous works
  3. 3. Birth and demise • Birth: 1904 in Figueras, Spain • 20th century • Death: 1989 in Figueras
  4. 4. Type of work • Surrealist painter • Sculptor • Graphic artist • Designer
  5. 5. Rise to fame • Surrealist work: - Reflection of unreal dreams and paranoiac state of mind - Subconscious mind depicted through bizarre/hallucinatory images • Paintings: dream world – distorted, metamorphosed and juxtaposed objects • Best-known surrealist artist • Exhibitionism and eccentricity
  6. 6. Contribution • Films: - An Andalusian Dog – 1928 - The Golden Age – 1930 • Renaissance: paintings [Raphael]; religion, childhood and Gala – expulsion from Surrealism • Theatrics, shop interiors, jewelry and exhibitions • Books: - The Secret Life of Salvador Dali - Diary of a Genius - Oui: The Paranoid Critical Revolution
  7. 7. Famous Works
  8. 8. Persistence of Memory • Melting watches in serene landscape • Einstein’s theory: time is relative and eternal, not fixed • Ocean: vastness • Ant-covered clock: death/misuse of time • Idea: melting Camembert cheese on a hot day
  9. 9. Disintegration in the Persistence of Memory • Reflection of new science • Quantum & mechanics in physics • Splitting of matter into atoms • Olive tree breaking apart • Fish – symbolic of life • Idea: atomic bomb explosions of 1945
  10. 10. Lobster Telephone • Representation of food items • Motive: ordered grilled lobster, never given boiled telephone
  11. 11. Sculptures
  12. 12. • Space Elephant, London, UK
  13. 13. Profile of Time, UK
  14. 14. Horse Saddle with Time, UK
  15. 15. Saint George and the Dragon, Sin gapore
  16. 16. Statue of Salvador Dali, Spain
  17. 17. References • www.britannica.com • http://www.virtualdali.com
  18. 18. • Thank you • Questions?
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