woensdag 18 juni 2014

Art favorites: Salvador Dalí

Since I'm studying history of art I do a lot of research about artists that were particular active in the twenties, thirties, forties and fifties. This so called historical avant-garde had a major influence on artists and writers nowadays. One of my favorite artists is the Spanish artist Salvador Dalí. He was a member of the Surrealist movement around André Breton in the twenties in Paris when the first 'Surrealist Manifesto' was written by Breton. Anyhow, Dalí was associated member of the group but he went on doing the things that he wanted himself. He was quite demanding. I love his sense of style and his personality. He's hilarious and very sure about the things he did. You can watch him at the famous fifties show 'What's my Line?' here
Dalí made some quite interesting paintings, but he also worked with Alfred Hitchcock. For the movie 'Spellbound' from 1945, starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck, he designed a dreamy scene which is very typical for his work. Please watch Spellbound a look if you haven't done yet!  

The dream scene in 'Spellbound'

Mister Alfred Hitchcock with one of Dalí's paintings

Gregory Peck, Ingrid Bergman and Dalí on the set of 'Spellbound'

With his muse and the love of his life, Gala

He even designed some pretty darn amazing jewelry 

Dalí also made a design for the 'Mae West room'. He wanted to decorate a room dedicated to the famous movie star Mae West in his own museum. You can actually see it in Catalonia, Spain.


4 opmerkingen:

  1. Pretty amazing, I never knew he was such a versatile artist! Love the article X

  2. Ik vind zijn kunst geweldig.

    Toen ik een paar jaar geleden in Praag was ben ik naar een exhibitie geweest van zijn werken. Heel interessant. In hetzelfde gebouw was ook een exhibitie van Alphonse Mucha; ook ontzettend interessant, dus die hebben we er meteen bij gepakt :-)

    1. In het Boijmans in Rotterdam is een vaste collectie met werken van Dalí, zeker de moeite waard. Alphonse Mucha is inderdaad ook heel indrukwekkend!