In 1969, the Maecenas Press imprint of Random House published 2,700 copies of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, each chapter accompanied by one of 12 heliogravures by Salvador Dalí.
In the long list of things we wished had happened, there’s a Dune directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky. It would star Salvador Dali, Mick Jagger, and Orson Welles. Pink Floyd was going to do the music and H.R. Giger would handle designs...
For most of the 20th century, Cecil Beaton photographed the icons of each passing decade. He captured Salvador Dalí and Gertrude Stein in the '30s, Picasso in the '40s, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor in the '50s, Andy Warhol in the '60s — even Richard Avedon and Irving Penn were among... More »
From Van Gogh to Salvador Dali
prlwytzkovsky: Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali is a Spanish surrealist painter with a number of amazing pieces of art under his belt. Although he was very talented and dabbled in a bit of everything, he is best known for his unique and striking double meaning optical illusion paintings. Show More Summary
soyourenotalone: Salvador Dali The Basket of Bread (1926)
The practice of naming children after a dead sibling was surprisingly common up until the late-nineteenth century–Salvador Dali, Ludwig Van Beethoven, and Vincent Van Gogh were each “necroynms,” or the second of their name. Jeannie Vasco’s essay for The Believer on necronyms and grief is perfect to read alongside this essay for The Millions by […]
Micro naps. Liters of coffee. Hoarding. Here's how artists like Salvador Dali and Honor de Balzac kept their creative juices flowing.
nataliakoptseva: “Archaeological echo” Angelus “Mille” (1935) Salvador Dali
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Princeton University Press just published a special edition of Lewis Carroll's classic, illustrated with Salvador Dalí’s incredible 1969 artwork for the story. Read the rest
veronikabrylinska: Salvador Dalí fruit watercolors sell for $1 million In 1969, German publisher Jean Schneider commissioned Salvador Dalí to make something new and exciting out of 19th century botanical illustrations. The Surrealist...Show More Summary
A miniature horse spends just a few more days in a Hollywood storefront that's been turned into a faux dining room, and a film that once made Salvador Dali livid screens in a downtown basement. Hammerhead interlude The exterior of Venus Over Los Angeles, the new West Coast satellite of Venus Over...
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law4221: surrealism: Sewing Machine with Umbrellas in a Surrealist Landscape by Salvador Dalí, 1941. Oil and gouache on panel, 22.5 x 30.5 cm. M
From a cocktail inspired by Salvador Dali to a piano Frank Sinatra once played for Ava Gardner, Madrid's Ritz hotel has a century's worth of classy artefacts and anecdotes. But its gilded taps and Baroque facade are showing their age. Show More Summary
When Salvador Dalí arrived in Hollywood, he set out to meet the three surrealists he claimed to be the truest ones. Those three men were Cecil B. Demille, Harpo Marx, and Walt Disney. Disney and Dalí forged a great relationship both...Show More Summary
Salvador Dalí's unique paintings might be explained by his eccentric personality; Wassily Kandinsky's eye for color might be explained by synesthesia. We tell these stories about artists because the idea of the creative genius is appealing,...Show More Summary
The easy canvas shoe has been the favored slip-on of sex symbol and Salvador Dalí. Why are they so much better than flip-flops?
Salvador Dali, Shirley Temple, the Youngest, Most Sacred Monster of the Cinema in Her Time, 1939