We list below some of the most important works of Salvador Dali. Dali is one of the most relevant Surrealist artists of the 20th century. He produced a great number of works in his life and would be almost impossible to list them here. There are two museums dedicated to Salvador Dali. One Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, U.S.A., and the Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain.
Overview of the Most Important Works of Salvador Dali
Among the works of Dali, there are more than 1500 paintings, some books illustrations, lithographs, drawings, sculptures, designs for theater sets and costumes, jewels and some other developments.
- 1922 Cabaret Scene and Night Walking Dreams
- 1923 Self Portrait with L'Humanite and Cubist Self Portrait with La Publicitat
- 1924 Still Life (Syphon and Bottle of Rum) (for Garcia a Lorca) and Portrait of Luis Buñuel
- 1925 Large Harlequin and Small Bottle of Rum, and a series of fine portraits of his sister Anna Maria, most notably Figure At A Window
- 1926 Basket of Bread and Girl from Figueres
- 1927 Composition With Three Figures (Neo-Cubist Academy) and Honey is Sweeter Than Blood (his first important Surrealist work)
- 1929 The Great Masturbator and The First Days of Spring
The Great Masturbator, 1929
- 1931 The Persistence of Memory (the most famous of the works of Salvador Dali, featuring the “melting clocks”), The Old Age of William Tell, and William Tell and Gradiva
The Persistence of Memory, 1931
- 1932 The Spectrum of Sex Appeal, The Birth of Liquid Desires, Anthropomorphic Bread, and Fried Eggs on the Plate without the Plate. The Invisible Man (begun 1929) completed (although not to Dali's own satisfaction).
- 1933 Retrospective Bust of a Woman (mixed media sculpture collage) and Portrait of Gala With Two Lamb Chops Balanced on Her Shoulder
- 1936 Autumn Cannibalism and Soft Construction with Beans (Premonition of Civil War).
- 1937 Metamorphosis of Narcissus and The Burning Giraffe
The Metamorphosis of Narcissus, 1937
- 1940 The Face of War
- 1943 The Poetry of America and Geopolitics Child Watching the Birth of the New Man
- 1944 Galarina and Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bumblebee around a Pomegranate One Second Before Awakening
- 1945, Basket of Bread-- Rather Death Than Shame and Fountain of Milk Flowing Uselessly on Three Shoes. This year Dali collaborated with Alfred Hitchcock on a dream sequence to the film Spellbound, to mutual dissatisfaction.
- 1946 The Temptations of St. Anthony
- 1949 Leda Atomica and The Madonna of Port Lligat. Dali returned to Catalonia this year.
- 1951 Christ of St. John of the Cross and Exploding Rephaelesque Head.
- 1954 Corpus Hypercubus Crucifixion and Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity
- 1955 The Sacrament of the Last Supper
The Sacrament of the Last Supper, 1955
- 1956 Still Life Moving Fast
- 1958 The Rose
- 1959 The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.
- 1960 Dali began working on the Teatro-Museo Salvador Dali (this is itself another one of great works of Dali!)
- 1967 Tuna Fishing
- 1970 The Hallucinogenic Toreador
- 1975 Gala Contemplating the Sea.
Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea (Portrait of Abraham Lincoln), 1975
- 1977 Dali Lifting the Skin of the Mediterranean Sea to Show Gala the Birth of Venus (stereoscopic pair of paintings)
- 1983 Dali completed his final painting, The Swallow's Tail.
- 2003 Destino, an animated cartoon which was originally a collaboration between Dali and Walt Disney, is released. Production on Destino began in 1945.
Visit the Dali Museum in Figueres and let your dreams flow! You will appreciate the greatest works of Dali.
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