May 4, 2016

Painting With The Girls 125

May 4, 2016

Day 125 (241 days to go)

Stamping, woodblock, 5X7 Matted

Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a painter who was accepted in the surrealist movement by Andre Breton, it’s founder, but Breton later kicked him out because Dali supported Franco.

Salvador Dali believed one should paint from the sources of sub-consciousness and tap into the meaning and symbolism of dreams. Freud’s writings were an inspiration to him as were the paintings of the Italian, Georgio de Chirico.

He moved to the U.S.A. in 1940, where he designed for theater, magazines and jewelry companies. He went back to Spain in 1950, and he lived there as a recluse until his death in 1989.

He is mostly known for his painting, Persistence of Memory.

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