A Photographic Tour of Salvador Dali at Work
By Paul Chimera
Salvador Dali Historian
I know that many of my fellow Salvador Dali enthusiasts/aficionados/collectors/fans/scholars/historians – call us what you will – are as fascinated by Dali the man as by Dali the artist.
What we mean, of course, is that we love the Dali persona: the antics, the surrealist happenings, the public flamboyance, the relentless egocentricity. It made Dali Dali.
And while we love the fruits of Dali’s tireless efforts when he was off-camera and at the easel, we’re also intrigued by images of the Master in the very act itself of painting, or creating prints, drawings, watercolors, or sculpture.
So today I’m sharing a mélange of photographs of Salvador Dali doing what he did best: creating. Whether at the easel, or working plein air, or otherwise making artistic magic.
Here are three ultra-serious poses, as Salvador Dali — away from the cameras and reporters’ notebooks — carefully creates another masterpiece (although, in the third picture, someone is crouching down for a snap or two of the master at work). . .
Dali working outside, during two vastly different periods in his long and prolific career.
Dali worked in every medium and style . . .
Whether dressed in a brocade vest, a painter’s smock, or casual attire, Salvador Dali wielded a paint brush like no one else. A picture is worth a thousand words, as it’s said, so I hope you enjoyed today’s pictorial tour of the great one at work, making artistic magic.
[Images gratefully used under Fair Use provisions for journalistic purposes only]