Dali (Hardcover)

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The infamous surrealist: A genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head Picasso called Dal "an outboard motor that's always running." Dal thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head.

Painter, sculptor, writer, and film maker, Salvador Dal (1904-1989) was one of the century's greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics - and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting. Dal brought extraordinary sensitivity, imagination, and concern for precision to bear upon submerged levels of consciousness.

This lively biography presents the infamous Surrealist Dal in full colour and in his own words. His provocative ideas are all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe. And the fantastic phenomenon that was Salvador Dal is grasped entire and placed in its various contexts. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art series features:
  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
  • a concise biography
  • approximately 100 illustrations with explanatory captions

About the Author


Gilles Neret (1933-2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as "L'oeil" and "Connaissance des Arts" and received the "Elie Faure Prize" in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include "Salvador Dali The Paintings," "Matisse, " and "Erotica Universalis."
Product Details
ISBN: 9783836531184
ISBN-10: 3836531186
Publisher: Taschen
Publication Date: November 15th, 2011
Pages: 96
Language: English