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.