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A life inspired by hot rods and comics: Robert Williams comes full circle

In 1964, an exhibition of work by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí went on display at the Los Angeles Municipal Gallery at what was then known simply as Barnsdall Park. The show contained nearly 50 Dalí pieces from collections all over the U.S. and Europe, from the 1936 canvas...

25 Luis Buñuel Quotes on Art, Filmmaking, and Dreams

An artist whose work melded poetry, cinema, and dreams, Luis Buñuel would have been 115 years old this weekend. During the premiere of his 1929 silent surrealist short film written with Salvador Dalí, Un chien andalou, Buñuel filled his pockets with rocks to defend himself in case a fight broke out during the film. Show More Summary

Nap Like Salvador Dali: Get Creative Insights on the Boundary Between Sleep and Wakefulness

Eccentric artist Salvador Dali believed that one of the secrets to becoming a great painter was what he called “slumber with a key.” “Slumber with a key” was an afternoon siesta designed to last less than a single second. To accomplish this micro nap, Dali would sit in a chair with his arms resting on […]

Supermodel Returns to the Scene of the Salvador Dali Crime

Carmen Dell’Orefice has been covering magazines for a long time. At right is the Vogue issue she graced in 1947, at age 15. A few summers ago, when Dell’Orefice was on the front of You magazine, The Huffington Post led with the observation that the cover “was unlikely to be her last.” They were right. Show More Summary

Sad Cats in Art History: An Appreciation

In an artist’s hands, reality is a mere starting point: Claude Monet’s gardens are pastel riots, Pablo Picasso’s women are geometric marvels, and Salvador Dalí’s clocks drip like caramel from a spoon. The exception to that principle,...Show More Summary

Thunder game invaded by NIGHTMARE STILT BISON

AHHHHH THIS IS SOME HORRIBLE SALVADOR DALI MADNESS, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP: GET BACK ON THE FLOOR WHERE YOU BELONG, RUMBLE. THIS ISN'T OK.

The juice bottle that brought down an art thief

3 weeks agoHumor : Boing Boing

Most famous pieces of stolen art are stolen because they’re famous. But a 1949 painting by the Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí is famous because it was stolen. Read the rest

A free exhibition of drawings and prints from Salvador Dali, 1930's-1970's opens at the National Arts Club

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The National Arts Club presents a rare collection of work from Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dali. The month-long free exhibition, entitled Dali: The Golden Years, celebrates its opening with a reception on Wednesday February 4th between 6pm ? 8pm to which the general public is invited. Show More Summary

Today the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions is pleased...

Today the Department of Astonishing Optical Illusions is pleased to present the work of Canadian artist Robert Gonsalves. Inspired at a young age by the work of Surrealist artists such as Salvador Dalí, Yves Tanguy, and René Magritte, Gonsalves turns his daydreams into mind-bending Magic Realism paintings. Show More Summary

Salvadore Dali, Piet Mondrian, Karl Lagerfeld & More as Kokeshi Dolls

Becky Kemp, an artist based in South-East England, is inspired by Nordic design and Japanese illustrations. Her playful personality and aesthetic led her to found Sketch.inc in 2011, a small design house which now sells small accessories… The post Salvadore Dali, Piet Mondrian, Karl Lagerfeld & More as Kokeshi Dolls appeared first on Selectism.

Russian Photographer Recreates Famous Paintings With Food

2 months agoHumor : Laughing Squid

Russia-based photographer and food stylist Tatiana Shkondina cleverly arranges foods to recreate paintings by Salvador Dalí, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and other masters in her delightful photo series. Photographer Alex Tivanov did post production for the series. photos by Tatiana Shkondina via Design Kitchen, ego-alterego.com, Archie McPhee’s Endless Geyser of Awesome

Landmark exhibition at The Dali Museum features the two most influential 20th century Spanish artists

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

Arguably the two most influential 20th century Spanish artists, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali, come together in this landmark exhibition at The Dali Museum in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. Organized by The Dali and the Museu Picasso,...Show More Summary

Season’s Greetings From Salvador Dalí

The surrealist designed the Nativity scene above for Hallmark in 1959. Colin Marshall has more: [Professor Rebecca] Bender cites Patrick Regan’s book Hallmark: A Century of Caring as describing Dalí’s “take on Christmas [being] a bit too avant garde for the average greeting card buyer.” But tastes, even mainstream tastes, seem to have broadened quite […]

These Salvador Dali Christmas cards outraged Hallmark shoppers in 1960

Surrealism and Christmas cards are a strange combination, as artist Salvador Dali proved in 1960. Hallmark began reproducing the paintings and designs of contemporary artists on its Christmas cards in the late 1940s, an initiative that was led by company founder Joyce Clyde Hall. The art of Pablo Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van […]

Let's trade Rajon Rondo, starring Salvador Dalí and Gustav Klimt

Artists of the Trade Machine, assemble! Rajon Rondo is on the trading block, you say? Time to dial up the Artists of the Trade Machine to get some truly masterful options on the table. First up, Salvador Dalí. How surreal would it be...Show More Summary

2:00PM Water Cooler 12/12/14

Today's Water Cooler: The word that torture weasels can't say, budget bill, Warren v. Weiss, Salvador Dali, and the Wakie social alarm clock

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Salvador Dali, "Port of Cadaques (Night)" (1918)...

ASICS x LimitEDitions Gel Lyte V “Dali”

Barcelona sneaker boutique LimitEDitions celebrate their 10th anniversary by dropping an ASICS Gel Lyte V sneaker inspired by the surrealist work of fellow Catalan Salvador Dali. Referencing the painter’s “La persistencia de la… The post ASICS x LimitEDitions Gel Lyte V “Dali” appeared first on Highsnobiety.

Rare Photos of Alice Cooper Met Salvador Dali in New York, 1973

In 1973 Alice Cooper came to New York City at the invitation of Salvador Dali. The artist wanted to make a piece centered around Alice Cooper. The finished piece was a hologram entitled “First Cylindric Chromo-Hologram Portrait of Alice...Show More Summary

Graphic biographies about famous Western artists

3 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

This past spring, the This is… series of graphic biographies about famous Western artists kicked off with a trio of handsome, modestly scaled books on Andy Warhol, Salvador Dali, and Jackson Pollock, thereby covering its pop, surrealism, and abstract-expressionism bases in one swift stroke. Show More Summary

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