News

the-enigma-of-william-tell-jpglarge

Dali’s Parental Disenchantment Clear in ‘Enigma of William Tell’

Posted by Paul Chimera on October 12, 2016
Comments Off on Dali’s Parental Disenchantment Clear in ‘Enigma of William Tell’

By Paul Chimera Dali Society Historian/Writer Who among us hasn’t had some conflict with our parents at some point in our lives? Especially when we were younger? Being, on occasion — sometimes extended occasions — disenchanted with parental authority is almost a rite of passage, yes? Twenty-nine-year-old Salvador Dali was no different. In 1929, he found himself at a critical time in his personal and artistic life. He was on the cusp of courting the

Read More
discovery-of-america-by-christopher-columbus

Celebrating Dali’s ‘Columbus’ on Columbus Day!

Posted by Paul Chimera on October 10, 2016
Comments Off on Celebrating Dali’s ‘Columbus’ on Columbus Day!

By Paul Chimera Dali Society Historian/Writer The late Reynolds Morse, Dali’s leading patron, Dali expert and benefactor of the Dali Museum in St. Pete, Florida, was an intense man. He spoke his mind. He was insistent in his beliefs. Even if it meant duking it out with Dali. “I don’t like it. It doesn’t fit with the rest. You’re going to ruin it!” That was Morse’s comment when he and his wife Eleanor stood inside

Read More
the_hallucinogenic_toreador

‘Toreador’ Puts ‘All of Dali’ into One Painting!

Posted by Paul Chimera on October 07, 2016
Comments Off on ‘Toreador’ Puts ‘All of Dali’ into One Painting!

By Paul Chimera Dali Society Historian/Writer The year 1970 was another prolific and productive year for then 66-year old Dali. But it shall forever be remembered for his completion of a single painting — what some consider the greatest of all of his paintings: “The Hallucinogenic Toreador.” As a Dali expert, I’ve devoured hundreds of Dali works — probably to an obsessive level. I’ve always found his surrealism far more interesting and inventive than that

Read More
the-paranoiac-critical-study-of-vermeer-s-lacemaker-1955-jpglarge

Dali ‘Horns’ in on Interpretation of Vermeer’s ‘Lacemaker’

Posted by Paul Chimera on October 05, 2016
Comments Off on Dali ‘Horns’ in on Interpretation of Vermeer’s ‘Lacemaker’

By Paul Chimera Dali Society Historian/Writer “I always want the public to completely understand what I do, and how I do it, right from the start,” said no Spanish Surrealist master named Salvador Dali, ever! It was, of course, very much the opposite. Dali thrived on consternation, bewilderment, confusion, and mystery. He was a living enigma, and he cultivated that distinction as carefully as his iconic, manicured mustache. So when the then 51-year-old artist took

Read More
11017190_10205454688299694_5991391017954367617_n

All in a Day’s Work for Dali . . .

Posted by Paul Chimera on October 04, 2016
Comments Off on All in a Day’s Work for Dali . . .

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dali historian   If this Dali painting doesn’t make you smile, you may need serious counseling.   Salvador Dali had a sense of humor the size of California, and “Celestial Ride” (1957) is a great example of it. Who else but Dali would depict a rhinoceros (average weight 3,300 lbs.) towering over a landscape, supported on skyscraper-tall flamingo legs, and carrying scantily clad (make that unclad) cargo! Forget about surrealist symbolism for now. Put

Read More
3xcarmenhandsigned

Carmen

Posted by admin on September 14, 2016
Comments Off on Carmen

Carmen Salvador Dali, 1970 Suite of lithographs (pictured above: 3 of 25 works from the suite)   Salvador Dali, though he sometimes talked about having Arabic roots, was in fact very proudly Spanish, and some of his greatest works seem to be those that reflect the apotheosis of Spanish heritage, custom, and heart. A supreme example is a masterful canvas painted in the same year that Dali created his wonderful Carmen suite – the awe-inspiring

Read More
kenedi

Bust of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, sculpture by Salvador Dali

Posted by admin on September 13, 2016
Comments Off on Bust of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, sculpture by Salvador Dali

Bust of John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Original sculpture Salvador Dali 1965   Two iconic 20th century heroes share an unlikely nexus in this head-turning original sculpture: the decorated but ill-fated U.S. President, John F. Kennedy, and the Master of Surrealism, Salvador Dali.   Skillfully fashioned from Dali’s own hands – not merely a three-dimensional object based on a drawn design by the artist – this intriguing bronze is covered with….paper clips! How utterly Daliesque that

Read More
changes-in-great-masterpieces-las-minnes

Las Meninas (Maids of Honor), Salvador Dali 1974

Posted by admin on September 12, 2016
Comments Off on Las Meninas (Maids of Honor), Salvador Dali 1974

Las Meninas- ‘Maids of Honor’ from the suite Changes in Great Masterpieces Lithograph 1974     By Paul Chimera Dali Historian (Mr. Chimera worked directly with Dali Museum founder Reynolds Morse, as the publicity director of the original Dali Museum when it was located in Beachwood, Ohio)   At age 77, Dali had built an astonishing legacy – including two of the most important of his creative undertakings. One was the establishment of his museum

Read More
image15

Caring for a Surrealist Watch

Posted by admin on August 08, 2016
Comments Off on Caring for a Surrealist Watch

NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! Salvador Dali’s… Caring for a Surrealist Watch from Memories of Surrealism Year: 1971 Medium: Etching on lithograph (hand-signed) Publishers: Transworld Art, New York Printer: Rigal, Fontenay-aux-Roses, France Jobin Dimensions: Image size: 53 x 42 cm Paper size: 76.2 x 55 cm (signature in border not shown) w/ certificate of authenticity. For more information and pricing, email joe@dali.com

Read More
image14

Self-Portrait Sun Dial, 1966– Salvador Dali

Posted by admin on August 03, 2016
Comments Off on Self-Portrait Sun Dial, 1966– Salvador Dali

Self-Portrait Sun Dial Lithograph 1966 By Paul Chimera Dali Historian (Mr. Chimera worked directly with Dali Museum founder Reynolds Morse, as the publicity director of the original Dali Museum when it was located in Beachwood, Ohio) It was completely natural and understandable that Salvador Dali would be interested in the subject of the ancient phenomenon of the sun dial. Ok, it’s coincidence (right?) that “dial” is an anagram of “Dali!” But, of course, time pieces

Read More
Page 13 of 15123456789101112131415

PSSSST! Love Dali?

Sign up to join The Salvador Dali "Secret" Society®

Stay updated on offerings, events, and more!