SALVADOR DALI THE GREAT PAINTER
Written by Cicilia James on August 21, 2019
The icon so-called “Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech”, popularly known as Salvador Dali was a Spanish popular painter in the early 20th century. He was Born on May 11th, 1904 in Catalonia in Spain by a very humble lawyer named Salvador Dalí i Cusí, although he was influenced by his mother, who stood by him and supported his great talent, his extraordinary imaginary skill and she always stirred him to form and cultivated the flair he was born with. In 1922, a year after the decease of his mother, he moved in a boarding house in the great Madrid. In the next two years, he gained enough acclaim from his contemporaries and tutors. A young, flamboyant and talented as he was Dali joined the creative world of modeling, fashion, and cinematography.
When he got to the age 25, this great phenomenon versatility of his artistic inventiveness and his multifaceted propensity began to transpire his real message to the world at large. Apart from the field of visual art that he was good at, he excelled in sculpture, film scripting, photography and various forms of performing art. Salvador Dali had contributed to the Surrealist movement and was also later expelled from it for his utter arrogance. He had already grabbed the hearts of people all over the world with his wonderful paintings. Findings and research say most of the paintings were attributed to the power of Renaissance, in one sentence, you can describe Salvador Dali as one of the best a designer, painter, graphic artist and sculptor so ever. He had a great vision and was so imaginative in nature and his open mind behavior had grabbed lots of criticism from many parts of the world.
People wondered where he sourced out this great creative energy and the vision to make him be one of the best artists. Dali claimed that eccentricity and exhibitionism are the sources of his energy for creative artwork. All his work is a wide range of strange hallucinatory characters throughout his paintings. Some of the great works of this world-famous Spanish painter include burning giraffes and flowing watches in a calm landscape. Dali himself described his painting work as being what he loved to do best, as the dream photographs who “painted” with their cameras while they were capturing a moment with it. He was in Italy during the 1930s and moved to the USA in the year 1940. During 1940s Salvador Dali was focusing more on paintings with religious themes.
Dali has contributed with his painting work for three-quarters of a century. We can describe Dali’s works as the memorable paintings of the 20th century of his career lifetime. Very Fantastic, incredible brilliance of draftsmanship had made this Spanish man the top lover of all artists around the globe. Dali had clearly depicted the theme of violence in his drawings like Macbeth. While observing the drawing of Macbeth, the viewer can clearly feel the sense of pain, fear, and anguish. At present, prestigious paintings of Dali have occupied a prominent place in museums. Salvador Dali returned to his native in 1955. He died because of heart failure in January 23, 1989, at Figueras Spain.
His death caused anger and controversy as the Catalan capital of Barcelona which received only three major pieces of art created by Salvador Dali. Many Catalan people consider what Dali did to be the equivalent of a deal with the ‘devil’ in an effort to avoid income-tax problems. These legal problems triggered because of the change of residence Dali had made in an earlier part of his life. Yet, others close to Dali saw the Spanish State named Dali heir as a more politically charged move by the painter. Courted by the Royal Court of Spain since the Franco era, Dali considered himself more of a ‘Spaniard” than a ‘Catalan.
Dali’s body was interned in a Yeatsian tower in the Dali Museum in nearby Figueras. Chaos was nothing new to Salvador Dali as years before he had signed thousands of blank sheets of paper in exchange for cash. For this reason, the Spanish State was at first uncertain exactly what they had inherited in the transaction. It is reported that less than 200 oil paintings, a few manuscripts, and some sculptures were all that comprised the painter’s fortune. As a result of the controversy, Dali is one of those famous born Catalonian people to be disinherited from his own heritage and cultural beginning.
He has lived a life of a dream man crossing the bridge, his success in his work, despite all criticism and his contribution to his society as a great painter ever existed in his generation with a lot of legacies.