Beautifully colored and meticulously detailed, Salvador Dali’s “Landscape with Butterflies” exudes an unnerving ambiguity about its subjects’ scale, proportion, and proximity to other objects in the painting. Dali (1904 – 1989) a Surrealist master excelling in numerous styles and media, portrayed complex, symbolic dream imagery and familiar objects in startling forms. Pioneering the Paranoiac-Critical artistic style inspired by Freud, he accessed his subconscious for more intense artistic expression.
Flamboyant and groundbreaking Spanish artist Salvador Dali is considered one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. An icon of the Surrealist movement his blend of eccentric perspectives and controversial influences resulted in wildly imaginative, unforgettable dreamscapes that are uniquely Dali. Inspired by Freud, Dali accessed his subconscious to create more intense artistic expression. Creatively prolific, he produced 1,500 paintings, along with sculptures, drawings, films, clothing and jewelry.