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Salvador Dali was born Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali y Domenech on the 11th of May, 1904 in Figures in Catalonia in Spain. His father Salvador Dali i Cusi was a lawyer and a notary. His mother’s name was Felipa Domenech Ferres. She would encourage his artistic talents. His talent as an artist showed at an early age and Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali received his first drawing lessons when he was ten years old. His art teachers were a then well known Spanish impressionist painter, Ramon Pichot and later an art professor at the Municipal Drawing School.
In 1916, he visited Cadaques for a vacation with Ramon Pichot and discovered modern painting. The following year, an exhibition of Dali’s charcoal drawings was arranged by his father in their family home. In 1919, Dali had his first public exhibition in Figueres. Dali began to study art at the Royal Academy of Art in Madrid. He was expelled twice and never took the final examinations. His opinion was that he was more qualified than those who should have examined him.
In 1928 Dali went to Paris where he met the Spanish painters Pablo Picasso and Joan Miro. He established himself as the principal figure of a group of surrealist artists grouped around Andre Breton, who was something like the theoretical “schoolmaster” of surrealism. Years later Breton turned away from Dali accusing him of support of fascism, excessive self-presentation and financial greediness.
By 1929 Dali had found his personal style that should make him famous – the world of the unconscious that is recalled during our dreams. The surrealist theory is based on the theories of the psychologist Dr. Sigmund Freud. Recurring images of burning giraffes and melting watches became the artist’s surrealist trademarks.



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    • Thanks a lot for your notice..
      I’ll add your credits at the picture….


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