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Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
(1904 - 1989)

Spanish painter, graphic artist, filmmaker, writer.

A modern master of the surreal arts, Salvador Dali's works continually challenged convention by questioning the antithesis of surrealism: our normal sense of the "real."

Surrealism's objective was to make accessible to art the realms of the unconscious, irrational and imaginary. An expansive movement that extended beyond the canvas, Surrealism embraced literature, music, cinema, philosophy and popular culture. Dali's works drew inspiration from fellow Surrealists, such as Giorgio de Chirico, Max Ernst, Joan Miro...

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Contes d'Andersen, The Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen  |  Dali  

Dali - The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes

Dali - The Little Mermaid I

The Little Mermaid I

 

Dali - The Little Mermaid II

The Little Mermaid II

 

Dali - The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

Dali - Prince and Princess

Prince and Princess

Dali - The Toad

The Toad

 

Dali - The Ugly Duckling

The Ugly Duckling

 

Dali - The Will-o'-the-Wisps Are in Town

The Will-o'-the-Wisps Are in Town

 

In 1966 Dali illustrated the Fairy Tales of Hans Christian Andersen.  A Danish writer, Andersen is remembered as one of the world’s greatest story tellers and beloved children’s author writing more than 150 fairy tales that have been translated into over 100 languages.   His stories teach us that appearances can be deceiving, warn against vanity and that there is a magical beauty even within the most unlikely characters.

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