Dali: The Artist Who Warped Time
The Pied Piper Of Surrealism
Salvador Dalii has been one of my muses for a long time. The graphic portrait to the left is my tribute to the muse. What first impressed me most about this artist's work was his way with depicting time.
Salvador Dali is the first artist who comes to mind that could visually describe the literal meaning of a 'time warp.'
My Time With The Art Of Dali
In the late 1970s, there was a small private Salvador Dali Gallery in Ohio. I was one of the fortunate people invited to view the collection. It was showcased in a small, old two story house in a remote location. It did not look like a gallery on the outside, but inside it was the art of Dali. All original, wall to wall, floor to ceiling - it was all Dali.. There were original works by Dali, rack upon rack in room upon room of signed prints and books of Dali, by Dali, and for Dali. To this day, it was and still is one of the most amazing collections I have ever seen.
Dali was still alive at that time, and it was rumored that he was acquainted with the owner of the home, and he frequented the place on occasion . Throughout the mini-museum walk through, I got the feeling that Dali's eyes were upon us as we viewed the collection.
One of the most fascinating things in the museum was Dali's technical art. There were many original works of art, paintings, and prints in the small museum, but there was a single unique piece that stands out in my mind as being the most inventive. If my memory serves correctly, his piece was titled, "Whipped Cream."
Dali's holograph of Gala was designed on a 1:6 scale. The table-top three-dimensional art displays his wife, Gala, standing on a round stage writing in script the words, "Whipped Cream." Gala wrote the words in reverse - mirror like so that the viewer was reading the words from left to right, as she wrote them from right to left from within her field of range.
Dali's holographic high tech art was way ahead of its time. Sr. Dali was one of the first fine artists to create holographic art, and it still humbles me that I got to see it. It would be wonderful to learn if this magnificent piece still exists. This exhibit of dimensional art in perpetual motion was exceptionally creative. After his death, the house gallery was sold, and the artwork moved from Ohio to St. Petersburg, Florida.
Salvador Dali Videos
Dali was a fascinating man. His ego said one thing, his art said another. In one of his interviews he plainly stated that he was 'not a very good painter.'
An Interview With Merv Griffin
What do you think of Salvador Dali?
Salvador Dali: The Paintings A Double Boxed Set - A Double Boxed Set
A true artist knows that time is irrelevant when it comes to great art. Great art not only withstands the test of time, but manages to take on a life of its own. Anyone who loves the surreal works of Salvador Dali will love this two volume set that contains of plate after plate of this fine artist's works.
This timeless collection is a keeper, a real surreal art lover's obsession.
Links To All Things Dali
- The Dali Museum of St. Petersburg, Florida
Salvador Dali Museum - Welcome to the Official Website of the Salvador Dali Museum in St Petersburg, Florida USA
- Virtual Dali
Virtual gallery of Salvador Dali's artwork, including hundreds of his paintings, a biography of his life, photographs of Dali, downloadable wallpapers, ...
- Salvador Dali
Images, links to related books, and a complete Salvador Dali chronology.
- The Salvador DalÃ SocietyÂ®
The Salvador DalÃ Society is considered the voice of legitimacy in the DalÃ market. Our prominent, long standing ties to prestigious organizations such as ...
Do you have a Dali experience? Have you ever met Salvador Dali? Do you like his art? What do you think about Dali's work? You are welcome to share your thoughts about the artist here.
© 2007 Tonie Cook