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My Dali Biography Paper

The Great Artist: Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was a great artist! His paintings and works were wonders all over the world! Dali was one of the greatest writers of his time! He has inspired young and new artists and has triggered the minds of young persons, such as myself, to create and do as they please with their masterpieces! Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904 at 8:45 in the morning in his hometown of Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. He unfortunately dies in the same city at age 84 on January 23, 1989. From going from his home town, all the way around the world to many different cities, and back to Catalonia; Dali was still amazing as when he started. Dali’s nationality is Spanish. He was a painter, photographer, drawing, sculpting, and writing. Dali’s movement was Dada, Cubism, and Surrealism. Dali’s brother died at age 7 in 1903 of a meningitis attack. Salvador Dali’s parents decided to name him Salvador because it has a special meaning. It means: ’destine to rescue and save painting from the mediocre catastrophes of modern art.’ Unfortunately, Dali’s mother, Felipa Domenech Ferre`s, died in February of 1921 of breast cancer; Dali was 16 years old. She encouraged her son’s artistic abilities while she was still with them. Along with her husband who did so too. Dali’s father was alive and well to see Dali’s rein as on of the greatest artists in the world at his time! His father, Salvador Dali I Cusi`, was a middle class lawyer and notary. His discipline was triggered by his wife. There was something that Dali thought that made him think differently from his parents. He thought that he was the reincarnation of his deceased brother. Dali once said, “…[ we] resembled each other like two drops of water, but we had different reflections. He was probably a first version of myself but conceived too much in the absolute.” Dali’s sister, Ana Maria, was three years younger than Dali. In 1949, she published a book about her brother called ‘Dali As Seen By His Sister. When Dali’s mother died, his father married his sister in law. This did not matter much to Savlador because he said that he had ‘great love and respect for his aunt’. In 1934, Dali married his first and one love, Gala. They had been together since 1929 and finally decided to marry! They were later remarried in a Catholic ceremony in 1958. Gala was born in Elena Ivanovna Diakonova. Gala had been married to a surrealist poet, Paul E’luard, before meeting Dali. In 1940, Gala and Salvador Dali moved to the U.S; where they lived for 8 years. In 1922, Dali moved to Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid and attracted much attention by wearing his own style. His style was that he wore long hair and sideburns, a coat, stockings, and knee breeches resembling someone from the 19th century. When he paited his Cubist paintings, he attracted more attention from the students. Unfortunately, Dali was expelled right before his final exams in 1926 because he said that no one in the staff was good enough to examine him! Some of Dali’s famous painted masterpeices include his most remembered painting ever, The Persistance of Memory. There is also, Swans Reflecting Elephants form 1937, Galatea of the Shperes of 1952, and painted in 1954, Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chasity. Some of my favorites are The Horseman of Death, Tristan and Isolde, Sleep, which is on the front cover of the book Essential Dali` written by Kristen Bradbury, one of his simplest paintings, The Rose,and the one with the longest name ever, Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranet, a Second Before Waking Up. All of Dali’s paintings were amazing! Also, there are very many more to say! In 1925, Dalihad the first one-man show in Barcelona. Dali’s first one-man expostion was held in the city of Paris in 1929. In 1930 Dali went to Italy to get away from the Civil War in Spain. Also in 1930, Dali became an official surrealist in 1930. He was also a part of the surrealist expostion in 1938 in Paris, France. In 1939 he publishes his manifesto in New York and publishes his novel,Hidden Faces, in 1944. He started to have an intrest in nuclear physics in 1945. This surprised Dali because he had never thoguht of doing anything else in his life but making masterpeices and making all of his artwork become famous.He also worked with Alfred Hitchcock in this year on producing his dream sequences of his move ‘Spellbound’. He got back on track with his dream in 1946, when he drew some works for Walt Disney. Dali had some bad times too though. A man in1947, Max Ernst, won over Dali’s paiting in a contest organized by a cinematographic company. It was Dali’s ‘The Temptation os Saint Anothony’ painting that Ernst won over. That was a losing trime for Dali in his life. Dali might have been the way he was with people partially because of his military service, which he started when he was expelled from school and finished in 1927. Dali was pretty much only inspired by what he had seen in his head. He looked into the back of his mind and found visions for his art. He tried his best to remember his dreams and then went to his easel and drew, painted, or just created what he had seen in his mind. He created masterpeices from his feelings and made some of his most famous works from absolutely nothing! He just started creating something, that turned out to be one of his best things ever! Dali’s art was most extraordinary for someone with his passion! Not many people are sure about where he got his creativity from; but they know that it was great! Therefor, making him known all over the world as one of the greatest artists of his time! My thought on the way Dali was is that he was an amazing artist, author, creator, person. He did everything that he could to make himself reconized. He didn’t care what people said about him and just went with his dream, whatever it was. He is an idle to many upcoming young artists, like myself, and he may have a big impact on many creative minds. Salvador Dali was a great man and a huge inspiration to many! I was happy to write this report about him because I know that there are so many people who idolize him. Dali has so much interesting history and amazing artwork. I have been inspired by this project and I can relate to Dali’s topic of weird arts.