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Salavdor Dali

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Published by Taschen GmbH (2015). Hardback. English language version. Painter, sculptor, writer, film maker, and all-round showman Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the 20th century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics. One of the first artists to apply the insights of Freudian psychoanalysis to art, he is celebrated in particular for his surrealist practice, with such conceits as the soft watches or the lobster telephone, now hallmarks of the surrealist enterprise, and of modernism in general. Dali frequently described his paintings as "hand-painted dream photographs." Their tantalising tension and interest resides in the precise rendering of bizarre elements and incongruous arrangements. As Dali himself explained, he painted with "the most imperialist fury of precision," but only "to systematise confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality. "Revolutionising the role of the artist, the moustache-twirling Dali also had the intuition to parade a controversial persona in the public arena and, through printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing, and film, to create work that could be consumed and not just contemplated on a gallery wall. This book explores both the painting and the personality of Dali, introducing his technical skill as well as his provocative compositions and challenging themes of death, decay, and eroticism.

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Added value:
Excellent photographs of his works.
Author(s):
Gilles Neret
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
26 x 22.5 x 1cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3836560003
ISBN-13:
9783836560009
Number of pages:
95
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
Salavdor Dali

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Published by Taschen GmbH (2015). Hardback. English language version. Painter, sculptor, writer, film maker, and all-round showman Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was one of the 20th century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics. One of the first artists to apply the insights of Freudian psychoanalysis to art, he is celebrated in particular for his surrealist practice, with such conceits as the soft watches or the lobster telephone, now hallmarks of the surrealist enterprise, and of modernism in general. Dali frequently described his paintings as "hand-painted dream photographs." Their tantalising tension and interest resides in the precise rendering of bizarre elements and incongruous arrangements. As Dali himself explained, he painted with "the most imperialist fury of precision," but only "to systematise confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality. "Revolutionising the role of the artist, the moustache-twirling Dali also had the intuition to parade a controversial persona in the public arena and, through printmaking, fashion, advertising, writing, and film, to create work that could be consumed and not just contemplated on a gallery wall. This book explores both the painting and the personality of Dali, introducing his technical skill as well as his provocative compositions and challenging themes of death, decay, and eroticism.

Added value:
Excellent photographs of his works.
Author(s):
Gilles Neret
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
26 x 22.5 x 1cm
Edition:
2015
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
3836560003
ISBN-13:
9783836560009
Number of pages:
95
Publisher:
Taschen
Title:
Salavdor Dali

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