"Everything alters me, but nothing changes me" ~ Salvador Dali
Dali grew up in a strict environment, but although his father never tolerated his outbursts and eccentricities, he always supported his artistic talent.
Dali was 16 when his mother died of breast cancer and the event had a profound effect on him. In his autobiography The Secret Life of Salvador Dali, the artist wrote about some of his strange and sometimes disturbing behaviors.
Passionate about understanding the subconscious, Dalí read everything he could find on Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theories. In order to access his subconscious and enhance his artistic creativity, Dali invented a mental exercise which he called the “paranoiac – critical method”.
The exercise helped him create the paintings which made him the world’s best-known Surrealist artist (including The Persistence of Memory – Dali’s most famous piece). Another method that Dali used to perfect his art was studying some of the most brilliant artists of his time.
From painting to movies, fashion and sculpture, Dali mastered them all. (From @goal.cast
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