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50 SECRETS OF MAGIC CRAFTSMAN

DALI, SALVADOR

Published by DOVER PUBLICATIONS, New York, 1992
ISBN 10: 0486271323 / ISBN 13: 9780486271323
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Title: 50 SECRETS OF MAGIC CRAFTSMAN

Publisher: DOVER PUBLICATIONS, New York

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Paperbound

Book Condition: Good

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Illustrated in both color and b&w, but mostly in b&w, and most are sketches. Some illustrations depict nudity. Paperbound with no dust jacket in good condition. Page edging has some smoke damage from a house fire. Cover has some rubbing, slight soiling and smoke staining around the outer margins. Paste downs and flyleaves have slight smoke staining around the outer margins. Some leaves have very slight smoke staining around the outer margins. Solid binding. 192 pages. Size: 9'' - 12'' Tall. Bookseller Inventory # MLBRMB29714

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Synopsis: For many, Salvador Dalí (1904?1989) represents the Surrealist painter par excellence, one whose work explored his own dream life, hallucinations, and fetishes in the process of objectifying the irrational elements of the unconscious. In this rare and important volume, the painter expresses (in his inimitably eccentric fashion) his ideas of what painting should be, expounds on what is good and bad painting, offers opinions on the merits of Vermeer, Picasso, Cézanne, and other artists, and expresses his thoughts on the history of painting.
In a blend of outrageous egotism and unconventional humor, Dalí presents 50 "secrets" for mastering the art of painting: "the secret of sleeping while awake," "the secret of the periods of carnal abstinence and indulgence to be observed by the painter," "the secret of the painter's pointed mustaches," "the secret of learning to paint before knowing how to draw," "the secret of the painter's marriage," "the secret of the reason why a great draughtsman should draw while completely naked," and many other Daliesque prescriptions for artistic success.
Illustrated with the artist's own drawings, this volume is a fascinating mixture of serious artistic advice, lively personal anecdotes, and academic craftsmanship. It is, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, "in lay-out and clarity of design . . . a remarkable work of art in itself." Especially esteemed for its insights into modern art, 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship is indispensable reading for any student of Surrealism or 20th century painting.

Product Description: Rare, important volume in which famed Surrealist expounds ? in his inimitably eccentric fashion ? on what painting should be, the history of painting, what is good and bad painting, the merits of specific artists, and more. Includes his 50 "secrets" for mastering the craft, including "the secret of the painter's pointed mustaches."

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