Sunday, March 11, 2012

Salvador Dalí

Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí (born in 1904) was best known for his striking and bizarr images. He liked to make his artwork as far from logical as possible, always working close to the subconscious and not what the conscious mind tells us is true. He was well-versed in a wide range of media, which included painting, film, photography and sculpture.

He also practiced different printmaking techniques, which he mainly used in his illustrations of his favorite books and poems. He used etchings and lithographs depicting scenes from a wide range of literature from different cultures, from Spanish writer Quevedo to Japanese fairytales. What these stories (and his illustrations) had in common was the abundance of fantasy, satire and eroticism; which were subjects that he apparently found appealing.

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