An eccentric character to say the least, Salvador Dali was a Spanish Catalan surrealist painter. Born in Figueres, Spain, Dali was a particularly skilled draftsman and the use of this in his work is quite astounding.
A self confessed genius, Dali managed to grab attention not only for his masterful works but also gain much, if not more, for his extremely eccentric behaviour. He was known to have driven a car filled to the roof with cauliflowers, lectured with his head enclosed in a diving helmet and had a bewildering but amusing affinity for rhinoceros horns, to which he claimed that rhinoceros horns and cauliflowers were the base of his inspiration.
Dali had a rather large repertoire including film, sculpture and photography collaborating with a range of artists in a variety of media. His skills in painting are often attributed to the influence of renaissance masters.
Now in Rome you have the chance to acquire some insight of your own into the painter. The exhibition, held in the Complesso Del Vittoriano from the 10th of March to the 30th of June, investigates the artists complex personality and his multifaceted genius. An aspect of the painters life that has been so far ignored by exhibitions and research into Dali will be brought to light, this aspect is his relationship with Italy.
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