Venus in Furs Suite: Woman with Whip

About Salvador Dalí

Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant-garde movement that sought to release the creative potential of the unconscious through strange, dream-like imagery. “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.” In addition to meticulously painting fantastic compositions, such as The Accommodations of Desire (1929) and the melting clocks in his famed The Persistence of Memory (1931), Dalí was a prolific writer and early filmmaker, and cultivated an eccentric public persona with his flamboyant mustache, pet ocelot, and outlandish behavior and quips. “Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure,” he once said. “That of being Salvador Dalí.”

Spanish, 1904-1989, Figueres, Spain

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
"Salvador Dali Lithographs", Elena Bulatova Fine Art, Las Vegas
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2015
Salvador Dalí, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2014
A Retrospective Journey 1994 - 2014, Opera Gallery, Singapore

Solo Shows on Artsy

2016
"Salvador Dali Lithographs", Elena Bulatova Fine Art, Las Vegas
2015
Salvador Dalí, Opera Gallery, Singapore
2012
Salvador Dali: Endless Time, Galleria Ca' d'Oro, MIAMI

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Winter Exhibition 2016, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Famous Prints of the 20th Century, GALLERY SHCHUKIN, New York
2016
Surrealism: Imaginary becomes real, Gilden's Art Gallery, London
2016
Spring Masters Selections, Heather James Fine Art, Palm Desert
2016
Highlights from Kunstmuseum Bern, Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
2015
Culture Cluster, Zenith Gallery, Washington
2014
Dalí with Spanish Masters Miró & Picasso, DTR Modern Galleries, Boston
2014
A Retrospective Journey 1994 - 2014, Opera Gallery, Singapore
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