There is no doubt that Salvador Dali art shocked the world at large. Those seeing his works knew that they were seeing something new and striking. His most well known work, The Persistence of Memory was completed in 1931, yet it remains one of the world’s most instantly recognized works of Salvador Dali.
Like many great artists of the period, Dali excelled in numerous different artistic mediums and worked in everything from sculpture and film to, of course, painting. A fact that surprises many is that Dali also worked in holography, which was quite forward thinking for its day.
Salvador Dali Biography
Dali was born in Figueres, which is in the Catalonia region of Spain. Dali’s early life was marred by tragedy, as his mother died when he was only 16. His father remarried his late wife’s sister. By 1922, Dali began his studies at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. During this period, Dali experimented a great deal with Cubism, and his work stood out in the minds of his peers.
In 1929, Dali married and also had several exhibitions of his art. Additionally, 1929 was of significant for Dali, as he joined the Surrealist group while living in Paris.