Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989), in his signature Critical-Paranoiac style, merged hallucination with reality in creating the incredible double-image, “Swans Reflecting Elephants.” Redefining Surrealism, Dali’s work explored the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art. Nearly photographic, his art has been called the epitome of Surrealism.
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.