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117,235. The new territory of the mind … the great surrealist and all-round showman, Salvador Dali. (Art & Artists: Dali) Andrew Graham-Dixon, The Art of Spain III: The Mystical North
10,910. Some Spanish artists had more than an inkling of what was coming: Premonitions of Civil War. Simon Schama’s Power of Art: Picasso
10,303. Salvador Dali: ‘One of the most important artists of the twentieth century.’ (Art & Artists: Dali) Great Artists in Their Own Words I: The Future is Now 1907-1939, Desmond Morris, BBC 2013
10,931. Metamorphosis of Narcissus 1937: This is one of the most popular and celebrated of all the Tate’s paintings. (Art & Artists: Dali) Tim Marlow on ... The New Tate Modern
10,932. This is part of what Dali called his Paranoiac Critical Method. (Art & Artists: Dali) ibid.
10,933. Lobster Telephone 1936: He is also emphasising their similarity. (Art & Artists: Dali) ibid.
10,911. This tale of two cities began in New York in 1965 when I became the only living director to actually complete with the great surrealist Salvador Dali. Discovering Dali: A Tale of Two Cities
10,912. We should never forget that Salvador Dali was a rogue who liked to tease the establishment. ibid.
10,913. Fifty times the talent of an ordinary artist ... in his outlook, his character, the bedrock decency of a human being does not exist. George Orwell
10,914. Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad. (Artists: Dali & Drawing) Salvador Dali
10,915. There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad. (Artists: Dali & Mad) Salvador Dali
10,916. There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. (Artists: Dali & Satisfaction) Salvador Dali
10,917. Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision. Salvador Dali
10,918. Each morning when I awake, I experience again a supreme pleasure – that of being Salvador Dali. (Artists: Dali & Pleasure) Salvador Dali
10,919. At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since. (Artists: Dali & Ambition) Salvador Dali
82,356. People love mystery, and that is why they love my paintings. (Mystery & Artists: Dali) Salvador Dalí
10,920. The art of Salvador Dalí, an extreme metaphor at a time when only the extreme will do, constitutes a body of prophecy about ourselves unequaled in accuracy since Freud’s ‘Civilization And Its Discontents’. Voyeurism, self-disgust, the infantile basis of our fears and longings, and our need to pursue our own psychopathologies as a game – these diseases of the psyche Dali has diagnosed with dismaying accuracy. His paintings not only anticipate the psychic crisis which produced our glaucous paradise, but document the uncertain pleasures of living within it. The great twin leitmotifs of the 20th century – sex and paranoia – preside over his life, as over ours. J G Ballard, Diary of a Genius introduction 1974
110,260. Salvador Dali is modern art’s big problem … I don’t think Dali was a phoney though. (Art & Artists: Dali) Matthew Collings, This is Modern Art VI: The Shock of the Now
134,917. Salvador Dali explored the dark side of his unconscious and was sidelined by the Surrealists as a result. (Art & Paris & Artists: Dali) The Adventures of Modern Art V: Libertad! Sky Arts 2020