Surrealism

Dali and Religion

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Salvador Dalí had complicated and evolving views on religion. He was born to a Catholic mother and an atheist father. His father made sure his son attended public school instead of a Catholic one. In his early life, Dalí shared his father’s views on Catholicism. His early films made with Luis Bunel, Un Chien Andalou… continue reading »

Pablo Picasso- A Man of Different Faces

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Pablo Picasso– you’ve heard of him, you’ve studied him, and you’ve envied him.  On April 8, 1973, Picasso died as one of the most famous artists of the 20th century and for that we celebrate him. After producing over tens of thousands of pieces of art, we have become pretty familiar with his artworks; however,… continue reading »

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory

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Photograph of Salvador Dali
The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1952-54) by Dali is an oil on canvas re-creation of his original work The Persistence of Memory (1931). In this version, the landscape from the first painting has been engulfed by water. Disintegration of objects is occurring above and below the water. The landscape of Cadaqués is now suspended above… continue reading »

Joan Miró: 8 Interesting Facts

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Portrait of Joan Miro in front of one of his masterpieces
“I try to apply colors like words that shape poems, like notes that shape music.” – Joan Miró 1.       At the young age of 7, Joan Miró attended his first drawing class. 2.       He came from an artistic background; his father was a watch maker and his mother was a goldsmith. 3.       In the early… continue reading »

What is the 21st Century’s art movement?

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From the 18th to the 20th centuries, most artists were defined by an art movement. These artists would learn from one-another and stretch each other to produce works that are collected around the world until today. Yes, some strayed and utilized their creativity in different ways and became who we would consider innovators. But there… continue reading »