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Salvador Dali on Game Show “What’s My Line”

Posted by admin on March 21, 2016
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Surrealist artist Salvador Dali as guest on the game show “What’s My Line” on January 27th, 1957.  

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Celestial Elephant- Salvador Dali, 1979

Posted by admin on March 17, 2016
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Celestial Elephant Lithograph 1979 Salvador Dali featured animals with great frequency in his works. Surrealism explored the human subconscious, the world of dreams, and it was fertile ground for portraying recurring images in one’s nocturnal cinema of the mind – which frequently includes animals. Who among us, after all, hasn’t had at least one dream about a man-eating octopus or a bloodthirsty shark, or some giant, menacing swarm of insects!   Of the many animals

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“Alsace” from The French Railways- Salvador Dalí

Posted by admin on March 02, 2016
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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)   ‘Alsace’ The French Railways 1969 Alsace from The French Railways by Salvador Dali 1969   There’s really no mistaking a Dali! The Surrealist master had a distinctive style and flair that made everything very much his own – very much “Dalinian!” This interesting

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Tristan Fou Costumes- Salvador Dali

Posted by admin on February 27, 2016
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Tristan Fou Costumes Salvador Dalí Lithograph, 1970 Mention Salvador Dali and his irrepressible melting clocks spring immediately to mind. Dali the painter, as well as Dali the showman, is doubtlessly what most people think of when the artist’s name is mentioned. The man whose flamboyance was as prominent as his iconic images of the 20th century: burning giraffes and floating Madonna’s and impossibly limbed elephants and, of course, those soft-as-Camembert time pieces, oozing down the

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The Lady and the Unicorn

Posted by admin on February 23, 2016
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THE LADY AND THE UNICORN by Peter Lucas of the Lucas Gallery The unicorn is a legendary animal from folklore, predominantly European, that is much like a white horse except for its large, pointed, spiraling horn that projects from its forehead.  It sometimes has a goat’s beard and cloven hooves. The Greeks were the first to mention such a creature.  In the Middle Ages and Renaissance it became an important imaginary animal.  It was said

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New York Central Park Winter

Posted by admin on February 19, 2016
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  New York Central Park Winter   New York Central Park Winter (from the suite Currier & Ives as Interpreted by Salvador Dali) by Sabeeha Mirza of The Salvador Dali Society Dali was enthralled by all things American. From the bustling streets of an industrialized New York City to the glitz and glamour of Hollywood cinema,  he was drawn to the irresistible modernity of the states. He spent eight years living in the U.S. and

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The Immaculate Conception and The Visible Woman

Posted by admin on February 18, 2016
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The Immaculate Conception and The Visible Woman by Peter Lucas   In 1925 Dali returned left the Escuela de Belas Artes in Madrid for a year.  During this time in Figueres, his hometown, he again studied wit his childhood drawing instructor; Professor Joan Nunez of the Municipal School of Drawing. While back with this old teacher he developed a passion for engraving. His father even let him set up a printing press in the family

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Surrender of Breda, 1974

Posted by admin on February 16, 2016
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Surrender of Breda Lithograph Changes in Great Masterpieces 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) No artist in history was revered by Salvador Dali more than the Spanish master who painted “Surrender of Breda,” the large masterpiece depicted here, and on which Dali deftly made some eye-fooling, surrealistic changes.

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Jarre Du Péteur 1971

Posted by admin on January 29, 2016
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Jarre Du Péteur          (From the suite Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel ) 1971 70 x 50 cm Felt pen and gouache on paper Jarre Du Péteur by Sabeeha Mirza of The Salvador Dali Society Salvador Dali’s Le Jarre Du Péteur from the suite Les Songes Drolatiques de Pantagruel is not for the faint of heart. Dali doesn’t just manage to cross the line, but instead leaps over it in this 1971 piece that’s title

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St. George

Posted by admin on January 25, 2016
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By Sabeeha Mirza of The Salvador Dali Society Salvador Dali St. George 1971 Gouache and Watercolor on Paper (ARCHES) 56 x 40.5 cm   St. George   The late 60s and early 70s brought about a clear fascination with classic themes for Dali. He borrowed subject matter from everything from folkloric stories, Shakespeare, to Renaissance sculpture. More specifically, Dali was drawn to their reference to a singular common figure: the horse. The allure of this

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