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Hey,

 

I went out today right and I bought this really cool book on Salvador Dali pictures, I am quite a big fan. I was wondering if there is anyone else here who is a big fan of Dali paints

 

My favorite is his Persistance of Memory, its an absolutely gorgeous painting! So Sureal too!

 

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i think his paintings are really incredible. i mean i remember the first one i saw was 'geopictas' (my spelling maybe off...) and i just stared for 15 minutes.

 

i don't understand a lot of his work though most of the time. can you explain how he got his ideas or any fun facts about him? a lot of people don't know much about dali.

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Sure, well of course, I can tell you what I know,

 

for one, see Dali was one of these guys that started painting off hat, he was of the school of, or as far as I understood that really inspiration comes from the heart and not from things you learn in class. And although he was like a very bright artist and he was wealthy enough to go to school which a lot of artists at his time didn't, he was very aware that he was a genius and so he got expelled twice from his school and he ended up not doing final exams.

 

After that Dali met people like Picasso and he became part of established surealist artists and it really went on from there. This little pact that was formed though, kind of fell apart however after Dali was accused of supporting Facism and stuff, which was sad. He was very confident of his work, he even called himself surealism rather than say he was part of being the surealist movement.

 

 

I thought id get you something more professional regarding my favorite panting so this is the reasoning behind Persistance of Memory

 

"The Persistence of Memory is aptly named, for the scene is indelibly memorable. Hard objects become inexplicably limp in this bleak and infinite dreamscape, while metal attracts ants like rotting flesh. Mastering what he called "the usual paralyzing tricks of eye-fooling," Dali painted with what he called "the most imperialist fury of precision," but only, he said, "to systematize confusion and thus to help discredit completely the world of reality." It is the classical Surrealist ambition, yet some literal reality is included too: the distant golden cliffs are the coast of Catalonia, Dali's home.

 

Those limp watches are as soft as overripe cheese—indeed "the camembert of time," in Dali's phrase. Here time must lose all meaning. Permanence goes with it: ants, a common theme in Dali's work, represent decay, particularly when they attack a gold watch, and become grotesquely organic. The monstrous fleshy creature draped across the painting's center is at once alien and familiar: an approximation of Dali's own face in profile, its long eyelashes seem disturbingly insectlike or even sexual, as does what may or may not be a tongue oozing from its nose like a fat snail.

 

The year before this picture was painted, Dali formulated his "paranoiac-critical method," cultivating self-induced psychotic hallucinations in order to create art. "The difference between a madman and me," he said, "is that I am not mad."

 

I hope you've enjoyed what i've got...i'm sorry for the lack of details on how he actually painted it, but i'm more of an art appreciationist than artist lol. Science is more my field lol.

 

Cheers,

 

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oh wow, that's really interesting. thanks a lot for taking the time to post that response. mucho appreciated. ;)

 

i didn't even notice some of the things mentioned in that painting. like the ants, i'm not sure i ever paid attention to that. i would always stare at the clocks.

 

fascinating! lol.

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well my best friend is an artist so she's credited with sort of opening my eyes to the more visual aspects of life.

 

i was in chicago recently and visited the 'chicago art institute', i was floored. i didn't know what they carried there so i was really fortunate to get to view works by monet, van gogh, and picasso. it blows my mind to see those paintings in real life. those reprints do them no justice at all.

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well my best friend is an artist so she's credited with sort of opening my eyes to the more visual aspects of life.

 

i was in chicago recently and visited the 'chicago art institute', i was floored. i didn't know what they carried there so i was really fortunate to get to view works by monet, van gogh, and picasso. it blows my mind to see those paintings in real life. those reprints do them no justice at all.

 

No doubt, I really want to go to the Dali Museum in Spain but with Med school stuff to think about and lack of money being a student, its really hard, lol and I'm only inEngland *sighs* lol

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i was wondering where dali's museum was, spain eh? ah, you'll get your chance. maybe after med school you and your doctor friends can go to spain as a celebration trip!

 

right now my best friend and i are planning a trip to pittsberg to see the andy warhol museum because he's [funnily enough] both of our favourite artist. i'm a big pop art slut.

 

i luckily (or unluckily however you look at it) am not going back to university until next year so i don't have to worry too much about money.

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Sounds like you are going to have a great time! Man If I knew there was such things as Pop Art Sluts though, I'd have learnt Pop Art more haha :lol: jking :P

 

Sadly, I think i'll be going on my own to the museum! Most of my friends hate Art lol...they think its boring :(

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lol. pop art is awesome, but a lot of people think its boring and really uncreative. i just love colour so i think that's why i'm so all about it.

 

i bet one of your friends would be into it! or hey, spain is a big honeymoon spot - you could take your wifey.

 

isnt' it weird that in like 6 years you might have found your soul mates and be married (since the marrying average s 24-26). i find that so bizarre!

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I bet one of your friends would be into it! or hey, spain is a big honeymoon spot - you could take your wifey.

 

isnt' it weird that in like 6 years you might have found your soul mates and be married (since the marrying average s 24-26). i find that so bizarre!

 

Meh, lol I guarantee you in that amount of time lol, I'll still be single. I'm doomed to be single for the rest of eternity lol :lol: :lol: its just one of those things :lol:

 

Plus I won't be a qualified neurosurgeon lol till Im like 34....lol I guess I'll just have to make money make me happy and buy loads of toys :/

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Well lol, someones gotta do it, and well, I like wearing my white coat anyway lol, it makes me look...suave :lol: :lol:

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hey, you think thats unsettling, try working next to this guy i know called Tom, he breathes like a 1960's car exhaust and his breath stinks that bad too....no i wasnt trying to smell it, its just that it travels :lol:

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:lol: A 1960's car that runs on animal feces and used diapers?

 

Ugh... I just made myself disgusted again. :rolleyes:

 

 

how did you know? and he wonders why he can never get a girl lol :lol:

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