Salvador Dali: Spanish Painter

Salvador Dali: Spanish Painter

by David Carter
     
 
Expelled from art school, imprisoned by a dictator in Spain, and arrested in America, Salvador Dali was the 20th century's most talked-about painter and one of its most outrageous personalities. Throughout his long career, Dali tirelessly explored new media and theories. He painted, sculpted, created jewelry, designed sets and costumes for ballets and films, wrote

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Expelled from art school, imprisoned by a dictator in Spain, and arrested in America, Salvador Dali was the 20th century's most talked-about painter and one of its most outrageous personalities. Throughout his long career, Dali tirelessly explored new media and theories. He painted, sculpted, created jewelry, designed sets and costumes for ballets and films, wrote books, and delved into molecular biology and nuclear physics.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 8 UpCarter shows Dal's eccentric nature and discusses the influences that shaped his artistic style. He traces the evolution of a showman with a remarkable ability to draw and an insatiable appetite for adulation, thoughtfully setting the sociopolitical stage so that readers can better understand the actor who strutted across it. Gala, Dal's wife of almost 50 years, is shown to have been his inspiration, critic, and agent, as well as a woman whose demand for money pushed him in his later years into producing all manner of stuff that diminished his stature as an artist. Reproductions and photographs in black and white provide useful information, and eight fine, full-color reproductions of works from 1926-1970 show the man's developing style. This book helps students perceive the quality of the work beneath the provocative facade.Kenneth Marantz, Art Education Department, Ohio State University, Columbus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791030158
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1995
Series:
Hispanics of Achievement Series
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.04(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

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