Salvador Dali Research Paper

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Salvador Dali was an eccentric, surrealist that was born on May 11, 1904. He was not the first Salvador Dali, he had a little brother by the same name who was born and had already died a year before. The Salvador that we all know lived what could be described as a traumatic life. Some may say no, he had a normal life, and was just a free spirit. Whatever your personal idea may be, it can be agreed on that Dali had a life of ups and downs, happiness and devastation, but in the end an artist emerged. Salvador Dali was great affected by the world around him, as well as left his affect on the world in return. Salvador Dali died in January of 1989, but his influences is still greatly noted throughout the world in different mediums. It can be said…show more content…
He and his father had a falling out due to Salvador’s love for Gala. Gala was the love of his life, but she was married with a child, whom she left to marry Dali in 1936. Salvador had painted a few different paintings of his father through the years, Portrait of my father 1920 and Portarin of my father and the hours at Es Llaner. In both of these his father’s face is painted in great detail to show his love and respect. After the falling away Dali painted The Average Bureaucrat. Dali let’s us the view again into this thoughts and feelings, as you can feel the pain of loss. He paints his father with a large mustache, he is naked, closed eyes, he has no ears, and his head is down. This is all to show that he is not interest in the world around him or hearing anyone. Inside the head we see a few small pebbles and a shell. It is believed that Dali painted this to diminish his father’s power and meaning in his life ( Dali was pushing any and all boundaries. His artwork was becoming more outlandish, with the idea of sexuality heavily used in most pieces. Dali was fitting into his role of self promoter. When he was scene in public, and he was sure everyone noticed him, after all remember he vowed to never be forgotten. Due to these behaviors as well as his apolitical stance, he was expelled from the league of surrealist, by vote in the trail of 1934 ( Dali once said, “In order to acquire a…show more content…
When the nineteen sixties came into full swing with the idea of peace and love, Dali was center stage and loved by many once more. Dali would host orgies, not to participate but to watch and then schetech (Fuchs web). The free life style and free love of the sixties loved him. Dali was spending time with common people as well as rubbing shoulders with celebrities. Andy Warhol, a pop icon and avant-garde artist and owner of The Factory, was one of these celebrities that Dali became very close with. The Factory was a studio for hipsters and celebrities to hangout and just be located in downtown Manhattan, NY. Warhol and Dali were both eccentric artist and became very close friends (Gilmore web). It is been said that during Dali and Gala many visits to The Factory, they became friends with Sonny and Cher, Zappa, and many others. In 1973, Dali met with rock legend Alice Cooper at the St. Regis Hotel of New York City. Dali wanted to have Alice pose for him so he might create the first cylindric chromo-hologram portrait. The meeting was odd from the start, but Alice agreed (Stowe web). Cooper was asked how it was to work with Dali, he said “I have no idea because I don’t understand a word he says, and I don’t know what he is doing.” Dali then jumped up and yelled, “perfect, confusion is the finest form of communication” (youtube Alice Cooper). Dali continued to make

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