115 years ago the genius of Surrealism was born… Artist? Genius? Designer? Sculptor? Scenographer? Eccentric?
Born on 11 May 1904 in the Spanish town of Figueres, Catalonia, Dalí would have been 115 years old tomorrow.
Critics have assessed his paintings, art historians have analyzed his personality and, even today, more than a century later, Salvador Dalí is still an ‘open book’; with his swirly moustache and his unmistakably eccentric personality... he remains an icon of twentieth century art.
Dalí was a man of stunning original intelligence, possessing an unbridled creative imagination, a conversation with him would be liberally sprinkled with enlightened flashes of wisdom.
He possessed boundless knowledge, and gave free rein to his pleasure in expressing himself in a surrealistic manner. He had extraordinary vocabulary plus a gift for self-mockery. Despite these apparently positive attributes, Dalì could be unpredictable, turbulent, brooding, and instantly irritable.
Above all, Dalí was a painter and a sculptor. Beniamino Levi, President of the Dalí Universe, encouraged Dalí to sculpt, which became the key to the creation of the Dalí Universe sculpture collection as it is known today.
Dalí is still very much present on the cultural scene.
A Salvador Dalí Art Exhibition “Dalí at d’Arenberg” is currently open to the public at the prestigious d’Arenberg winery in Adelaide, Australia. The exhibition dedicated to Dalí entitled, “Salvador Dalí - The Persistence of Opposites” is open in Italy, at the ancient Cave Complex comprising of the Church of the Madonna delle Virtù (Our Lady of Virtues) and San Nicola dei Greci (St. Nicholas of the Greeks) in Matera.
This year the Dalí Universe has several exciting exhibitions planned in various locations, which will showcase the collection that mainly consists of bronze sculpture, different iconic images unique that are to Dalí.
Twenty nine years after his death Dalí continues to invigorate, inspire and attract audiences, all over the globe.
Appropriately, 2019 is the 30th Anniversary of the passing of Salvador Dalí #30AfterDali and as such a special year for both the artist and for The Dalí Universe, who are working on a series of exciting events to celebrate this anniversary year.