Dance of Time I, 1984Salvador DaliView more details
Triumphant Elephant, 1984Salvador DaliView more details
Alice In Wonderland, 1984Salvador DaliView more details
Flordali I, 1981Salvador DaliView more details
Flordali II, 1981Salvador DaliView more details
Alice in Wonderland Anniversary Graphic, 1999Salvador DaliView more details
Horse Saddled With Time, 1980Salvador DaliView more details
"Salvador Dalí is one of the most celebrated artists of all time. His fiercely technical yet highly unusual paintings, sculptures and visionary explorations in film and life-size interactive art ushered in a new generation of imaginative expression." - Salvador Dali Museum
Salvador Dalí was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain.
Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism; the 20th century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery, Dali once said: "Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision".
Dalí is speifically credited with the innovation of "paranoia-criticism," a philosophy of art making that he defined as "irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena".
In addition to painting meticulous compositions such as; The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker. He cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant moustache, pet ocelot, outlandish behaviour, and quips; "Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure...That of being Salvador Dali" he once said.
In 1965, he turned his hand to sculpture, contenting himself with repeating themes from his paintings into 3D format: a Venus equipped with cupboard drawers, elephants with spiders' legs, soft watches, etc., all worked into bronze or crystal.
Dalí passed away in January 1989 at the age of 84.
Art + Soul: International Art and Sculpture ExhibitionCastlemartyr Resort, Co Cork 28 May - 18 Jun 2023Gormleys is delighted to present Ireland's largest Art & Sculpture exhibition at the 5* Castlemartyr Resort in Cork. Art + Soul showcases over 250 artworks by some of the biggest names in international and Irish art, including Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon and Banksy. Included is a...Read more