Salvador Dali is a famous artist of the twentieth century. He managed to dip his hands in sculpture, fashion, advertising, writings, and filmmaking in his lifetime. His flamboyant personality is often credited with his eye to technical detail. His works represent his fascination for Classical and Renaissance Art very clearly.
Salvador Dali’s work is often strife with the themes of death, eroticism and even decay. He has been able to create a sort of visual representation of his hallucinations and dreams, giving the viewers a glimpse into what goes on in his mind. His famous “The Persistence of Memory” has been reproduced several times over and over again since its original rendering by Salvador Dali. It represents how fluid time is through melting watches.
Salvador Dali was born in a small town near Barcelona. His family was a prosperous middle class family, who had just lost their first son, prior to the great artist’s birth. Dali was told at a young age itself that he was the reincarnation of his dead older brother. This might have influenced how his thoughts were formed as time went on. The landscapes of his childhood are found in his paintings that he created at a later stage in life. He started his first drawing classes at the age of 10 at the Madrid School of Fine Arts. However, his was soon overcome with sorrow when he lost his mother to breast cancer when he was only 16 years old. Salvador Dali took a trip to Paris, France and me Pablo Picasso in his studio, which had a huge influence on his paintings. This can be seen in his attempts to show different objects in multiple angles.