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Feel Like You’re in a Dream? What Would Dali Do?

The world around us is constructed in math, but have you ever felt that math slip away. That everything was not as it seemed. That people were watching people who watched people.

Dali - The Meditative RoseWelcome to the world of Salvador Dali, one of the most psychological pronounced painter in his artwork which depicted surrealism and the painting of all things. The art of Surrealism takes place in a dream world, and the painting of this was the surrealism movement, Salvador Dali was its leader. His art was said to be directly influenced by the Renaissance leaders themselves.

Dali was born on May 7, 1904 in the town of Figueres, Spain. Known for his “everything excessive, luxury and love of oriental clothes” style and his self-proclaimed “Arab lineage.” At a very young age, 5, Dali was taken to his brother’s grave and told that he was his older brothers reincarnation who had died nine months before Dali’s birth.

Salvador Dali can be found everywhere, his most prized art is kept original by the museums in Spain. Dali’s real name is Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech. Dali’s sister had published a novel in 1949. His sister was three years younger than he was, and Dali was expelled from the art academy in 1926 when he was accused of causing unrest.

In 1958 the “Meditative Rose”, much resembling a person in meditative state, but giving the viewer a rose to state that one is connected to the earth in the deepest of roots. Dali’s art was influenced by both religions and politicians; his artwork is at every major arts and crafts shop as examples of his line of art. Now we are influenced by this pillar of art that still has his reach in art years after his death.

So when everything seems hazy and in a dream, you might ask yourself… What would Dali do?

The answer, paint it.

Crystal Spear

About the Author

I was raised in Wichita, KS and I have been drawing and painting as long as I can remember. I paint the interior of my house according to the season and could not imagine a world without colors. I am a writer, mother, and grandmother - My motto in life has always been "Any day you wake up is going to be a good day".