He once said that every morning he wakes up, he experience the supreme pleasure of being Salvador Dali. The man, master and marvel was and still is one of the most celebrated artists. His unusual sculptures and paintings ushered a whole imaginative expressions. The man known for taking big risks was born in 1904 and his mother often encouraged his eccentric behaviour. His raw creativity become the cornerstone of his artistically imaginative feats.
Dali continued throughout the sixties to break boundaries and began work on the Teatro-Museo Dali. The artist’s interest deepened in science and space and strongly reflects in his work. He strived to challenge and explore what was possible in the 3rd dimension and become obsessed with immortality. Even when his health started to decline his quest to examine life in every possible angle continued. Dali remained a celebrity and prominent figure in the world of retrospective exhibitions.
After being severely injured in a fire at Pubol castle, Salvador Dali remained confined to a wheelchair until he died in 1989 of heart failure. His star never faded after his death and lived on through imagination. His talent became a universal language of indescribable talent, relentless self-expression and fearlessness to experiment.
In 1931 his painting called “The Persistence of Memory” is probably amongst his most recognizable works. In this painting Dali uses soft melting watches and stated that the inspiration was born from melting camembert cheese. 1940 welcomed his painting called “the Burning Giraffe” and he painted this one not long before his exile in the United States. The painting shows battle in his home and his personal struggle in his country. The painting is that of a blue female figure with drawers opening on her legs and is set in deep blue skies again he brought in the clocks on the front figures arms and face. The paintings background offers a giraffe with its back in flaming fire.
In 1955 he call his painting “Galatea of the Spheres” which portrays his wife and muse. The marvellous portrait shows his deep feelings for wife Gala. In the same year he paints “The Sacrament of the Last Supper”, he spend 9 months to complete this artwork. This painting presents 13 figures around a table, the figures are the disciples and Christ in the centre, directly behind him is the sunlight making him the focus point of the painting. Pointing upwards to send viewers’ attention to a transparent domination torso.
Some of later works includes “The Hallucinogenic Toreador” an oil painting done in 1970. This work follow his surrealist thought and the interpretation thereof. The painting portrays his wife’s dislike of bull fighting. He combines optical illusions and symbolism to disillusioning yet familiar motifs, it is a creation of his own language.
Salvador Dali’s last painting called “the Swallow’s Tail” was done in 1983 and is based on a theory of mathematical catastrophe. The painting offers surfaces of the seven equilibriums, which includes umbilic, parabolic umbilic, hyperbolic, cusp, fold, butterfly, swallowtail and hyperbolic umbilic. He includes all these surfaces with soft elegant curves alongside a cello. The painting is much more than a combination of curves and shapes, the representation is a precise understanding of his interest in mathematical theory. His famous work also includes Baskets of Bread in 1929, The Lugubrious Game in 1929, Living Still Life -1956, Apparatus and Hand 1927, Tuna Fishing 1967 and Morphologic Echo in 1936.