- Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
- The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
- At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.
- An elegant woman is a woman who despises you and has no hair under her arms.
- Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
- The only difference between me and a madman is I'm not mad.
- The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
- The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
- One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams.
- It is not necessary for the public to know whether I am joking or whether I am serious, just as it is not necessary for me to know it myself.
- Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
Details based on Wikipedia
Salvador Dali (Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Pubol), born 11 May 1904, died 23 January 1989 was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.
Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.
Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. For all the surreal overall appearance of his works, when you see them in person, some of them have small and exquisite sections painted like miniature jewels.
Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.
- http://www.artcyclopedia.com/artists/dali_salvador.html Artcyclopedia for galleries worldwide
- http://www.salvadordali.com/ there are several Dali websites
- http://www.dalipaintings.net/ and http://www.salvador-dali.org/en_index/
- http://www.lostateminor.com/2016/09/15/salvador-dali-drew-surreal-version-alice-wonderland/ Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-HAyqUPmeo nice video of his work
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOOUzZSorwc part one of a video biography