Painter, designer, creator of bizarre objects, author and film maker, Dalí became the most famous of the Surrealists. Buñuel, Lorca, Picasso and Breton all had a great influence on his career. Dalí's film, An Andalusian Dog, produced with Buñuel, marked his official entry into the tightly-knit group of Parisian Surrealists, where he met Gala, the woman who became his lifelong companion and his source of inspiration. But his relationship soon deteriorated until his final rift with André Breton in 1939. Nevertheless Dalí's art remained surrealist in its philosophy and expression and a prime example of his freshness, humour and exploration of the subconscious mind. Throughout his life, Dalí was a genius at self-promotion, creating and maintaining his reputation as a mythical figure.
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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
André Breton Angelus Anthropomorphic Arte Reina Sofía artist autobiography Barcelona Boiled Beans Bonwit-Teller Cadaqués cardboard Catalogue 1979 Centro de Arte Château Chien andalou childhood Construction with Boiled Dalí and Gala Dalí began Dalí drew Dalí travelled Dalí wrote Dalí’s Dalí’s decided dead brother dream eyes father Federico Garcia Lorca Figueras film Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation genius Girl Goemans Golden Age Gouache Hallucinogenic Toreador Honey is Sweeter interview from 1975 later laundry-room atelier lived Luis Buñuel Madonna of Port Madrid Mariana Pineda Millet Modern Art mother Museo Nacional Centro Museum of Modern Oil on canvas Oil on panel painter Paris Parisian Paul Éluard Perpignan Persistance of Memory Picasso Port Lligat Private collection railway station René Magritte Saint Anthony Salvador Dalí Museum Secret single exhibition Soft Construction St Petersburg FL station at Perpignan Surrealist Sweeter than Blood Teatro-Museo Television interview Temptation of Saint Un Chien andalou William Tell