“Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it”
Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marqués de Dalí de Pubol, or Salvador Dalí, was one of the greatest surrealist artist in the world, and probably the one best known to public. Loved by many, understood by few, he carved his presence into the artistic community for generations to come.
“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
I won’t write much about his background, since you can find it on many sources around the internet, but I will rather mention a few details, that made the man an icon. His life, his person was at least as eccentric as his art. Even thou he is known for his bizarre paintings, portraying surreal landscapes, figures, or animals, he was actually also an quite skilled realistic painter, often compared, or influenced by the old renaissance masters. Nonetheless, his true calling he found in surrealism. Why, you ask? Well, the surrealists saw all the conflicts, the wars, all the negativity rooted in the cold, calculative consciousness of the mind, so if we want to remain human and leave all the conflict-creating notions behind, we need to dive into the unconsciousness and escape the reality.