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Salvador Dali’s exploration of the depths of the subconscious mind in his paintings and his powerful images tapped into the fantasies, dreams, fears and hallucinations of entire generations, and he should be remembered as a consummate draughtsman, and a pioneer of Surrealism. An artist who made modern art popular and accessible.
“The Persistence of Memory” is for good reason, the most celebrated surrealist canvas ever painted. Created long before his descent into self-parody, it really is the work of a crazy genius.
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Spanish Subtitles by Nikolina Bagarić
Chinese subtitles by Charles Xue
Dutch Subtitles by Bart Vergouwe
Title Sequence by Brian Adsit (instagram and Behance www.behance.com/badsit88)
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TV and FILMS
Interview with Mike Wallace –
Interview with Dick Cavett –
Hello Dali –
The Secret World of Salvador Dali by Salvador Dali
Dali: the Making of an Artist by Catherine Grenier
Dali: the Reality of Dreams bu Ralf Schiebler
Diary of a Genius by Salvador Dali
My Life by Luis Bunuel
Music: Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde (Liebstod)
”Theme” music: JS Bach “Sonata for violin solo No.1 in G Minor”
All works are © Salvador Dali, Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation/DACS
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