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Dali (Life&Times series) (Life&Times series)

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Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a Spanish painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and designer. Dali is one of the most important surrealistic painters and most eccentric of all artists of the Modern Age. His old-school techniques contrasted sharply with the other Surrealists, which led to his expulsion from the group. Death, decay and destruction are often repeated themes, ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Haus Publishers Ltd.
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Grady Ormsby
May 26, 2013 Grady Ormsby rated it really liked it
I got some interesting insights from Dali by Linde Salber (translated from German by Anna Wyburd). Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali y Domenech is best known for his surrealist paintings. He was, however, a multi-dimensional artist; his oeuvre includes sculpture, jewelry, glass, film, stage design and fiction and non-fiction writing. His style and approach to art was not limited to surrealism. He describes his style as being paranoid-critical. In the words of the author, "He protested against the tra ...more
Dec 01, 2016 Eugene rated it it was ok
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A short biography, one in a series called "Life and Times." From the back cover: "Salvador Dali is the central figure in surrealism and one of the most eccentric artists of the modern age...Dali's life was marred by an early identity crisis, which led to him living his life oscillating between exaggerated self-promotion and psychological self destruction. Gala, his wife and muse, had to save him from many crises. Meanwhile, Dali invented himself as a commercial object."

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