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Dali bore a close physical resemblance to a brother who died in childhood; his parents' constant comparison of their two sons instilled in him feelings of worthlessness. To win the attention of grownups, he pulled stunts like leaping off a roof and rolling down stairs. He feared grasshoppers and portrayed his father as one in paintings. In its clinical matter-of-factness, this trivializing biography misses the rambunctious, subversive spirit of the surrealist painter's personality and art. We learn that Dali ate a "very strong" Camembert the night he painted the melting watches in his famous picture The Persistence of Memory, but does this really help us understand the painting, his imagination or his methods? Secrest (Being Bernard Berenson, Kenneth Clark draws on interviews with the artist's friends and relatives as well as archival research. Many personal revelations and much gossip spill out as the psychoanalytic connections between the man's pictures and his obsessions become clearer, but that is all this depressing biography accomplishes. Photos not seen by PW.
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Book Description Dutton, NY, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. This is a New and Unread copy of the first edition (1st printing). Photographs. Index. Bibliography. Seller Inventory # 043515
Book Description E.P. Dutton, New York, 1986. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. A superb biography of the great surrealist artist. Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marqués de Dalí de Púbol (11 May 1904 - 23 January 1989), known professionally as Salvador Dalí, was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain. Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media. Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to an "Arab lineage", claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors. Dalí was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 043210
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