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Salvador Dali (Figueres, 11 May 1904 - Figueres, 23 January 1989) was one of the greatest Spanish painters and artists.

He was connected to the art movement of surrealism to which he belonged for a time. In the decade of 1930, Dali invents extra paranoia-critical method, as he calls it, which is a kind of surrealist art in order to access the unconscious in favor of artistic creation. Dali supports this method to the human capacity to work associatively, linking images or objects that are not related necessarily logically. Directly connected with the Surrealist automatism and Freudian theories about dreams.

In the early years he was experimented with cubisme and dadaisme. In 1926 came to Paris and meets Picasso, who inspired Dali. He became member of the Surrealistic movement, but after his supporting to General Franco, André Breton deleted him from the movement.

In 1929, Dali works with Luis Bunuel to create the short film "Andalusian Dog". Dali helps substantially in the script of the film, which is to date the most straightforward application of surrealism in cinema. Meanwhile, Dalí knows his future wife and muse, Helena Dimtrievna Delouvina Diakonova of Russian origin, best known as Gala (from the name "Galatea").

From 1940 to 1948 lived in the USA, working also for Walt Disney, for a movie (Destino), but only 15 seconds from his work were presenting.

He returned in Spain and between 1960 - 1974 he worked almost exclusively for the creation of the Theatre-Museum Gala-Salvador Dali in Figueres.

In 1982, King Juan Carlos of Spain awarded him the title of Marquis.

It is one of the most famous painters of the 20th century and a very eccentric character of contemporary art.

(Quotes from Wikipedia, translated by C. Theodorou)

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photosofghosts on December 5, 2012

Wonderful point of view and exposure, LIKE !
Friendly wishes

& on December 5, 2012

Really a wonderful capture!!! like!

Christos Theodorou on December 5, 2012


Adem Dogan



Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes

gio bernabei e betta on December 5, 2012

ciao, Well done!Like. Greetings from Italy, Gio and Betta

Christos Theodorou on December 5, 2012

gio bernabei e betta - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

chene nos on December 5, 2012

enhorabuena por conocer esta maravilla, en la que se aprecia al global Dali. Like y favorita. saludos de Chene.

Christos Theodorou on December 5, 2012

chene nos - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens

volnat on December 5, 2012

Wonderful composition! LIKE! Best wishes, Volnat

mehran.khajezadeh. on December 5, 2012

Like,excellent picture,nice place,greetings .

jo.yosi on December 5, 2012

Hello dear Christos Theodorou.

Lovely point of view - wonderful shot.


Greetings from Yosi.

Dimitris Liapopoulos… on December 5, 2012

Όμορφη προοπτική, εξαιρετική εικόνα!


Χαιρετισμούς, Δημήτρης & Μαρία

Ali Memari on December 6, 2012

Very nice photo.



Christos Theodorou on December 6, 2012




diliapo & Mary C


ََAli Memari

Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly greetings from Athens / Merci pour votre visite et le commentaire - Amitiés d’ Athènes / Ευχαριστώ θερμά για την επίσκεψη και το σχόλιο. Πολλούς χαιρετισμούς

kostas papantoniou-V… on December 6, 2012

Ωραία λήψη,καλό βράδυ Χρήστο!

danimero on December 6, 2012

Good shot!! curious museum


Best wishes, Daniel

Rafael (Retrocool) on December 6, 2012

This is an amazing image.. i like this very much...

Garzer on December 6, 2012

Very beautiful composition!Like! Greetings, Klaus

Godo Nikolov on December 6, 2012

Beautiful view. LIKE.

Haggs on December 6, 2012

Hi Christos very beautifully caught image i Like it nicely taken

Christos Theodorou on December 7, 2012

Many thanks to all of you for your recent visits and your kind comments. Friendly greetings from Athens - Christos / Je vous rémercie tous pour votre récentes visites et les commentaries. Amitiés d’ Athènes - Christos. / Muchas gracias a todos ustedes para sus recientes visitas y tus amables comentarios. Respecto desde Atenas – Christos / Molte grazie a tutti voi per le vostre visite ed i vostri commenti recenti gentili. Saluti da Atene – Christos / Vielen Dank an euch alle für Ihren letzten Besuche und Ihre Kommentare. Freundliche Grüße aus Athen – Christos / Ευχαριστώ θερμά όλους σας για τις πρόσφατες επισκέψεις και τα σχόλια σας. Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα - Χρήστος.

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