Picasso called Dalí "an outboard motor that’s always running." Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) was one of the century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics—and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freudand psychoanalysis to the art of painting, approaching the subconscious with extraordinary sensitivity and imagination.This publication presents the entire painted oeuvre of Salvador Dalí. After many years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret finally located all the paintings of this highly prolific artist. Many of the works had been inaccessible for years—in fact so many that almost half the illustrations in this book had rarely been seen.
At the age of six, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) wanted to be a cook. At the age of seven, he wanted to be Napoleon. "Since then," he later said, "my ambition has steadily grown, and my megalomania with it. Now I want only to be Salvador Dali, I have no greater wish." Throughout his life, Dali was out to become Dali: that is, one of the most significant artists and eccentrics of the 20th century.This weighty volume is the most complete study of Dali's painted works ever published. After years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Neret located painted works by the master that had been inaccessible for years-so many, in fact, that almost half the featured illustrations appear in public for the first time in this book.More than a catalogue raisonne, this book contextualizes Dali's oeuvre and its meanings by examining contemporary documents, from writings and drawings to material from other facets of his work, including ballet, cinema, fashion, advertising, and objets d'art. Without these crutches to support analysis, the paintings would simply be a series of many images.The study is divided into two parts: the first examines Dali's beginnings as an unknown artist. We witness how the young Dali deployed all the isms-Impressionism, Pointillism, Cubism, Fauvism, Purism and Futurism-with playful mastery, and how he would borrow from prevailing trends before ridiculing and abandoning them. The second part unveils the conclusions of Dali's lifelong inquiries, as well as the great legacy he left in works such as Tuna Fishing (1966/67) or Hallucinogenic Toreador (1970). It includes previously unpublished homages to Velazquez or Michelangelo, painted to the same end as the variations on past masters done by his contemporary, Picasso.We discover how, motivated by the desire to tease out the secrets of great works and become a Velazquez of the mid-20th century, Dali became Dali.
Maliar, sochár, spisovateľ a filmár Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) bol jedným z najväčších a najvýstrednejších exhibicionistov 20. storočia, presvedčený, že má právo dať voľný priebeh akejkoľvek bláznivosti, ktorá mu skrsne v hlave – a preto vyvolával ostré kontroverzie, kamkoľvek prišiel. Ako jeden z prvých využil v maliarstve poznatky Sigmunda Freuda a psychoanalýzy, aby sa s neobyčajnou citlivosťou a imagináciou priblížil k podvedomej sfére. Táto monografia predstavuje presláveného surrealistu v živých farbách a jeho vlastnými slovami. Sú tu všetky jeho provokatívne obrazy od roztekajúcich sa hodiniek po notoricky známu horiacu žirafu.