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Dali (Masters of Art) Paperback – November 11, 2003
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The melting clocks in his Persistence of Memory are among the most recognizable images in modern art. That well-known work appears here in sticker format along with 15 other scrupulously reproduced works by the Spanish artist, among them The Visage of War, Figure at a Window, The Enigma of Desire, and Surrealist Poster.
Original Dover (2000) publication.
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Top Customer Reviews
This huge and handsome tome is the catalogue for the Philly retrospective, and includes hundreds of color images along with insights into the thought behind the imagery. The book takes you through his youthful experiments in post-impressionism and cubism (there are a few works you'd swear were by Picasso!), into his affiliation with Surrealism, his development of his personal "paranoiac-critical" method, and his later interests in physics and conversion to Catholicism. The middle section of the book and exhibit includes hundreds of his best-known and most widely-admired paintings, but surprises abound in the early and later sections, with works most people never knew he created.
What struck me most in the show and the book was how thoroughly dedicated Dali was to his art, and how intellectually involved his work was. His draughtsmanship was also so acute as to defy belief. I realize now that I was sold so completely on his posture as an eccentric personality, that I lost sight of the power of his art. But this show and book reveal how truly special and significant Dali was as an artist, art theorist, and explorer of the hinterlands of the mind and soul.
What I particularly like is the fact that next to each picture, is the title, and some information or description of the work.
This helps to have a good understanding of the work and possibly an insight into what Dali believes.
Book is a very nice size and easy to read.
A more complete comprehensive collection of works can be found in the 2 Volume set entitled " Dali "- The Paintings (25), approx 780 pages.
This is primarily due to the fact that the author, like most of his colleagues who have written other titles in the Taschen "basics" series, is extremely knowledgeable of this subject. He provides an excellent, albeit brief, overview of Dali's art from the beginning of his career to his end. The reader sees Dali's progression of art through its early stages through its conclusion where religious matters become paramount as Dali comes closer to facing his end. The quality of the illustrations, as in all the Taschen "basics" series, is magnificent, as usual. The prints are on very high quality with vivid color (which would be essential to appreciating Dali's style) on high quality premium paper.
The book does have some gaps however, especially in terms of Dali the man and the motivation behind his art. The author, for example, does not address the question of whether Dali was insane (or mentally unstable), like Bosch or Van Gogh, for example or whether his behavior and the art it reflected, was just part of his showmanship (i.e., an "act"). The author also does not address how Dali was able to survive in post-Franco Spain, especially considering how "subversive", Dadaist and anti-establishment his art was as viewed by both Franco and the Catholic Church.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The product quality is amazing, the colors, shape and such really good no problem there. Now the choosing of which paints to be represented I'm not too happy about them.Published 4 months ago by Tiffany Y. Rondón
WHO COULD BE MORE INTERESTING THAN DALI WHO DABBLED IN A GREAT MANY IDEAS AND LIVED HIS LIFE TO THE FULLEST. WONDERFUL STICKERS!Published 10 months ago by SWEETPEA
They broke the mold after this guy.
DALI was a genius in the true sense of the word. As in, not of this dimension.
Hs writings are so charming and stimulating! Read more
Cute for the Art Student.. but otherwise as I found out... A waste of $2. oh well.. cute anywayPublished 12 months ago by techie mike