Salvador Dalí was born in the city of Figueres in 1904 and died there in 1989. Provocative, rebellious, and egocentric, Dalí soon found his voice in the literary movement called “surrealism”. This artist was known for his extreme egocentricity, something that is reflected in his works. These paintings have left their mark on the mind: “The Persistence of Memory”, a painting of Dalí that has been a real success. His reflections and sayings have played an important role in the artist’s fame. His quotations are still used today.
What were Dalí’s quotations on surrealism?
Surrealism is a literary movement that affects all artistic fields. It designates all that is abstract and irrational. It is a form of rebellion against logic. The rebellious, narcissistic, and provocative character of Dalí was quickly identified with this movement. The surrealist movement has strongly influenced the works of the artist, including his reflections and quotations.
Here are some of Dalí’s famous quotations about surrealism: “Surrealism is me.”
“It is better to fart to kill time than to slander, make libels or bad verses.”
Dalí’s quotations: what were the other themes?
After surrealism, Dalí was inspired by his wife Gala, his narcissism, art, love, and many others. A very imaginative artist, his reflections frequently went beyond thought. The master of surrealism knew how to attract public attention and did not fail to mark the spirits. In love with his wife Gala, he was inspired by love to direct his thoughts, which explains some of his quotes:
– “Like lobsters, young girls have an exquisite exterior. Like lobsters, they blush when you want to make them edible.”
– “I consider love to be the only attitude worthy of man’s life.”
Salvador Dalí wanted to attract attention most of the time. He liked to break codes and rules. He wanted to stand out from the crowd and make a name for himself. This kind of narcissism was not always appreciated but it allowed him to make an image for himself. Some of the quotes reflected this narcissistic side:
– “He who wants to interest others must provoke them.”
– “There is always a moment in their lives when people realize that they adore me.”
Dalí also addressed the theme of art, especially painting. He is said to be one of the greatest painters of his time. One of his most famous statements is the famous quotation:
– “Painting is the visible part of the iceberg of my thoughts.”