Nazmiyal's Collection of Vintage Rugs by Salvador Dali
There are some figures from the art world who are truly larger than life, transcending their roles as artists and becoming bona fide public figures. The surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989) is famous for his flamboyant style both on and off the canvas, as well as for his remarkable and unique surrealist style. Dalí was born is Spain and studied art in Madrid before establishing his reputation in the Montparnasse district of Paris.
The artist's incendiary comments caused tension in his family and led to his expulsion from art school as well as the consortium of surrealists in Paris. Dalí is best known for his molten watches and stilt-like elephants rendered in a flawless style inspired by the Renaissance masters. Art carpets featuring designs by Salvador Dali have been produced by several manufacturers, including EGE rugs in Denmark and Les Tapisseries du Lion des Flanders.
Of all of the twentieth century artistic giants, it is perhaps Dali's whose reputation and legacy is the greatest. A household name synonymous with the surreal and the bizarre, Dali represents a unique talent of the highest order.