When Salvador Dalí committed Sigmund Freud's theories of the subconscious to canvas, our view of ourselves and our world was changed forever. Robert Descharnes, Dalí's friend and contemporary, discusses from an insider's point of view the meanings and profundities behind his enduring images. With 128 illustrations, 40 in full color
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This study of Salvatore Dali's art is the most complete edition of his known paintings ever published. A fascinating survey of the work of this eccentric Spanish artist whose reputation as a showman almost overshadowed his exceptional ability and extraordinary imagination. Illustrated introduction sets the paintings into context. 10 3/4" x 13". 1648 Images. 780 pages.
The authors: Robert Descharnes, a photographer and writer, has published studies of major artists, among them Antoni Gaudí and Auguste Rodin. Since 1950, he has been documenting and cataloguing Dalí's paintings and writings, and is now considered the leading expert on the artist.
Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.