|Salvador Dali was one of the most recognizable artists
of the 20 century. Much of this was to his characteristic flamboyant mustache as well as
his piercing eyes.
Dali was born with high imagination revealed in the spirit of his work and his indulgent,
unusual, and grandiose behavior and stylish work.
|“Dali loved everything that was gilded and excessive. ”
|When he was five , his parents told him they believed that
he , Dali, was the reincarnation of his older brother.
Telling a young child such a chilling idea became more “surreal”
when it was told him as he was standing in a cemetery at his brother’s grave.
|Near where we stayed in Montmartre, was this small and unassuming gallery which is the
largest permanent Dahi exhibit in Paris. There is a rather interesting gift shop as well.
The work was beautifully displayed with the whimsical, playful paintings and sculpture.
|Dali, like many creative and imaginative people, had a dark side to his life which you can
research on your own. I preferred the Salvador Dali who wished to present , amuse and
entertain the public.
|Today, there are lots of “Performance Artists.” For me Dali was the first or one of the first
Performance Artists who now are quite prevalent.
Thank you Salvador Dali for the joy and interest you spurred through your art and the
permission you gave both for art and life . . . . . that enjoyment is admissible and don’t take
either too seriously even if you are a famous artist!
Art is to be enjoyed !