The Spanish painter Salvador Dali was one of the best-known surrealist artists, a artists who seek to express the contents of the unconscious mind. Blessed with an enormous talent for drawing, he painted his dreams and bizarre moods in a precise way.
Statue.com has many of Salvor Dali replica statues, reproduction sculptures and figurines for sale at affordable prices. As part of the Surrealism Art Movement, Salvador Dali painted this self-portrait during his eight-year-exile in the United States, where he had fled from the Spanish civil war. The sometimes childlike enthusiasm and the drive of the American society appealed to Salvador Dali and he had a most productive period there. Under this influence he appeared to reverse his paranoid-critical method. Now he painted more from the inside out, as his comment on his self-portrait indicates. Salvador Dali (1904-1989) sublimated his life in his art of painting. Relying on great craftsmanship, acquired in all sorts of art experiments, he lifted surrealism, in an inimitable self-willed manner, to exceptional heights. He photographed, as it were, associatively what was enacted in his mind. Incited by, at the time, new psychological insights he tried to fix his subconscious with images, and to visualize his dreams in all their inscrutable symbolism. It was for this purpose that he developed his famous paranoid-critical method. To us, one dimensional mortal souls, only the paintings and other expressions remain as fascinating witnesses to a literally unbelievably intense and active life. Perhaps we are so drawn to them because not only do they allow us to have a look inside Dali’s subconscious, but they also are a mirror reflecting our own souls.