No doubt that Salvador Dali art shocked the world at large. His most well-known work, The Persistence of Memory was completed in 1931, yet it remains one of the world’s most instantly recognized Salvador Dali works. Like many great artists of the period, Dali excelled in numerous different artistic mediums and worked in everything from sculpture and film to painting. The fact that surprises many, is that Dali also worked in holography, which was quite forward thinking for its day.
Quick Salvador Dali Biography
Dali was born in Figueres, which is a town in Catalonia, 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 significance for Dali, as he joined the Surrealist group while living in Paris.