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  1. 1. S alva d or D a l í Group Members: 1094104002 Leila 1094104004 Victor 1094104019 Ming 1094104020 Carey 1094104051 James
  2. 2. About S alvador D alí <ul><li>Salvador Dali was a surrealist painter born 1904 at Figueras (Catalonia). He was the son of a prosperous notary and spent his youth in the coastal fishing village of Cadaques where his parents built a studio for him. </li></ul><ul><li>He showed talent for painting as a young man and attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>his first one-man show in 1925. He became internationally known when three of his paintings, including The Basket of Bread. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>It was through magazines and publications that Dali, while still in Spain around 1927, discovered surrealism. In 1929 he arrived in Paris and shortly became part of the Paris Surrealist Group led by Andre Breton. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>He did not maintain a relationship with the Paris Surrealists for long due to personality clashes and differences in politics. In 1934 he was officially expelled from the Paris Surrealist group, but he continued to exhibit works in international surrealist exhibitions throughout the decade. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>1939 he moved to Del Monte, California. From 1949 to 1950 .Dali’s art went through a Mystical In Period which was followed by a Nuclear Period. He called this period his “classical” style in which he was preoccupied with science, history, and religion. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>The Museum of Modern Art in New York gave Dali a major exhibition in 1941. He made The Last Supper , which is now in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington D.C. including The Discovery of America , and The Toreador </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>In 1974 Dali opened the Teatro Museo Dali in Figures, Spain. This was followed by retrospectives in Paris and London at the end of the decade. After the death of his wife, Dali’s health began to fail. He lived as an invalid near his Teatro Museo and died in 1989. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why D ali is one of the world’s best known artists? <ul><li>Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking, bizarre, and beautiful images in his surrealist work. </li></ul><ul><li>The young Dali attended the San Fernando Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid. </li></ul><ul><li>Early recognition of Dali’s talent came with his first one-man show in Barcelona in 1925. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>He became internationally known when three of his paintings, including The Basket of Bread , were shown in the third annual Carnegie International Exhibition in Pittsburgh in 1928. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, the well-known surrealistic piece introduced the image of the soft melting pocket watch . </li></ul>
  12. 12. S alvador D alí’s Style <ul><li>As an artist, Salvador Dali was not limited to a particular style or media. The body of his work, from early impressionist paintings through his transitional surrealist works, and into his classical period, reveals a constantly growing and evolving artist. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Dali worked in all media, leaving behind a wealth of oils, watercolors, drawings, graphics, and sculptures, films, photographs, performance pieces, jewels and objects of all descriptions. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>As important, he left for posterity the permission to explore all aspects of one’s own life and to give them artistic expression. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Whether working from pure inspiration or on a commissioned illustration, Dali's matchless insight and symbolic complexity are apparent. </li></ul><ul><li>Dali was a superb draftsman. His excellence as a creative artist will always set a standard for the art of the twentieth century. </li></ul>
  16. 16. the famous painting by artist S alvador D alí “ La persistencia de la memoria ” or “ The Persistence of Memory ”
  17. 17. <ul><li>It is currently displayed in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, where it has been since 1934. </li></ul><ul><li>Soft Watches </li></ul><ul><li>Droopy Watches </li></ul><ul><li>Melting Clocks </li></ul><ul><li>Saggy Sacks </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1954) <ul><li>Now in the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida . </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>Dalí also produced various lithographs and sculptures on the theme of soft watches late in his career. </li></ul>