Salvador Dali

Salvador Dali

DVD - 2002
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A biography, and images of Dali's greatest works, such as The Persistance of Memory which portrays surrealism. Explore his fame and versatility, including oils, watercolors, drawings, graphics, sculptures, jewelry, producing films, illustrating books, creating theatrical sets and more. See two museums dedicated exclusively to his works: The Salvador Dali Museum in Florida and Theatre Museo Dali in Spain.
Publisher: West Long Branch, NJ : Kultur, c2002.
ISBN: 9780769726717
0769726712
Branch Call Number: DVD 92 DAL
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Kultur International Films
Call Number: DVD 92 DAL

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
May 18, 2015

In a televised interview, Salvador Dali once flatly stated - "I'm a very bad painter. I'm too intelligent to be a good painter."

Of course, for one to fully understand what Dali meant by this absurd statement they will need to watch this documentary which chronicles the career of one of the world's most flamboyantly eccentric painters of them all.

At the height of his career, Dali (born 1904) was the most commercially successful artist of his generation. Even today he is cited as being a major influence on many contemporary artists.

Throughout his career, which spanned more than 50 years, Dali not only produced over 1,500 paintings, but he also plugged consumer products, like Alka Seltzer, on TV, as well as worked with director Alfred Hitchcock on a nightmare sequence for 1945's "Spellbound" (which, unfortunately, was cut down from 20 minutes to only 2 minutes by the film's producer, David Selznick.

All-in-all - This was quite an impressive documentary that highlighted the striking and bizarre images of one of the world's most recognizable surrealistic artists, bar none. In 1989, Salvador Dali, at the age of 84, died from heart failure.

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