- Imaginations and Objects of the Future
- Les Caprices de Goya de Dalí
- Song of Songs
- Visions of Chicago
“Painting is an infinitely minute part of my personality.”—Salvador Dalí
Salvador Dalí is one of the most famous and prolific artists of the twentieth century, his fantastic imagery and flamboyant personality made him the best known artist of the Surrealist movement of the late 1920s and early 1930s. Born in Figueres, Spain in the northeastern province of Catalonia, Dalí trained in the early 1920s at the Madrid Academy, where he perfected his realistic and meticulously detailed style.
Salvador Dalí was one of the greatest Surrealist artists, using bizarre dream imagery to create unforgettable and unmistakable landscapes of his inner world. In 1934, the Surrealists censured Dalí. Toward the end of the decade he made several trips to Italy to study the art of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In 1940 Dalí fled to the United States, where he worked on theatrical productions, wrote, illustrated books, and painted. A major retrospective of his work opened in 1941 at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and traveled throughout the United States.
Salvador Dalí’s work can be found in the most prestigious private and public collections worldwide. His work can be found in the permanent collections of major museums internationally, among them the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Venice, and the Tate Gallery in London. The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, is dedicated solely to Dalí’s work, and three museums in Spain are part of the artist’s legacy, the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, the Gala Dalí Castle Museum-House in Púbol and the Salvador Dalí Museum-House in Portlligat.
Imaginations and Objects of the Future
Les Caprices de goya de Dalí
Song of Songs
Visions of Chicago