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Date and Place of Birth:
May 11, 1904, Figueras, Spain
Dalí was a good, technical painter. In the 1920s, he read Freud, took up with other emerging Surrealists, and began actively seeking his subconscious mind so as to paint the visions there. The results of his (self-induced) hallucinogenic states are highly realistic paintings of a bizarre dream world.
He switched to a classical style in the early 1940s and created works with primarily religious themes for the rest of his life.
- The Persistence of Memory, 1931
- Soft Construction with Boiled Beans, 1936
Date and Place of Death:
January 23, 1989, Figueras, Spain