‘Happy Birthday Dear Dali!’

Dapper Dali!
Dapper Dali!

It’s legendary artist Salvador Dali’s birthday today!  He would have celebrated his 105th birthday (and been in the Guinness Book of Records) is he’d have lived!  He died in Figueres Spain (his birthplace) of heart failure in 1989, aged 84.

Salvador Dali MetamorphosisOf Narcissus.  Dali's paintings are full of Freudian symbolism
Salvador Dali MetamorphosisOf Narcissus. Dali's paintings are full of Freudian symbolism

He is in my opinion the  personification of a painter: talented, original and as mad as a hatter lol!  We went to the Dali Universe in London a few years ago. 

Salvador Dali Mae West sofa

There's something fishy going on with this lobster telephone
There's something fishy going on with this lobster telephone

 Apart from the easily recognised Dali sculptures (lobster telephones etc), the best bit was Dali’s actual drawings and illustrations: absolutely  exquisite pieces of work and lots of them.  Each one a marvel and absolute delight to gaze upon.  Dali was an excellent draughtsman and his sculptures are well…surreal like the man himself!

Facts about Dali here

Here is a list of links to post I have made so far concerning artist’s birthday.  I have tried to make it a rule that I actually LIKE the artists’ work!   Some artists I do like, I have not included so far, as their birthdays have clashed with something else I was writing about. Some birthdays I have only found out about when it was too late to include them , I mean to rectify this at a later date.

Dali Soft construction with boiled beens

More of my posts that feature Surrealism;-

‘Sleight of Mind  and Psychic Art’

And what about the Women Surrealists?  Read my review of the ‘Angels of Anarchy’ exhibition HERE

Fellow Surrealist Marcel Duchamp HERE and Photographer Man Ray HERE

The Latest artist’s birthday  is Pable Picasso



Leonardo da Vinci

Hart Benton


Van Gogh













7 thoughts on “‘Happy Birthday Dear Dali!’

  1. I just recently discovered this artist when i was doing a project in my art class. his work is most definatily interesting and fun to look at.

  2. Hi Brittany! He’s a wonderful artist and was quite a character! I was very suprised at how small his paintings actually are when I saw them in exhibitions. Good luck with your art – check out his fellow surrealists, they’re an interesting lot. Thanks for visiting!

  3. dear lynda,

    salvador dali is one of my favorite surrealist painters like rene magritte. i like the intellectualism that their art evokes. it makes you ponder greatly and you will discover a myriad meanings like when you pop a bottle of champagne. a splendid fireworks of the imagination. great post and thanks for espousinng such interest to showcase the works of the masters.

    all the best.

  4. Yes, I couldn’t agree more! I like the games with the subconscious, sometimes a truth is staring you in the face, unlikely juxtopositions can free and reveal truths that may have been missed! Thanks for commenting Marvin – appreciated!

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