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Alice Cooper calls Dalí ‘Greatest Technical Artist of All Time’

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   I’m certain that, were Salvador Dalí alive and working today, he would have figured out a way to align his unique brand of showmanship with that of Lady Gaga. It would have been a rather perfect match, when you think about it. Despite Gaga’s tamer affectations in recent…

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Salvador Dalí was ‘Crazy’…Um, Like a Fox!

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   Was Salvador Dalí crazy? Literally mad? Such a pointed and provocative question was asked more than a few times in Dalí’s lifetime. Some continue to ask it today. While the answer might be a bit complicated, it’s at the same time really quite simple:   No!   Ahh,…

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Small Salvador Dalí Painting could bring Big Price at Auction

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   February always vibrates with the buzz of what’s coming up at the big auction houses later in the month. This time there’s excitement in the air – certainly for me, and I suspect for quite a few others – over an Untitled 1932 Salvador Dalí oil painting of…

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Salvador Dalí’s Magnificent Realism Brings People to their Knees!

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   The Stendhal Syndrome is a curious and interesting phenomenon, whereby people are brought to a state of dizziness and sometimes even loss of consciousness in the presence of great art.   Scientists don’t quite know why this happens, but when it comes to the art of Salvador Dalí,…

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From Tiny to Towering, Size Plays a Key Role in Salvador Dalí’s Art

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   The issue of whether size matters is on the radar again, thanks to an interesting photo I’ve recently come across. It shows a variation of Dalí’s most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory, but much, much larger (artist unknown).     Ironically, many people who’ve seen reproductions of…

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Dalí did Double-Imagery Better than Anyone Else

  By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   One of the most impressive and memorable aspects of Salvador Dalí’s art was his absolute mastery of double-imagery. I’m not sure any artist in history did it as well as Dalí did.   This, of course, is when a painted object or scene becomes, at the same…

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Dalí a Renaissance Man? That’s an Understatement!

By Paul Chimera Salvador Dalí Historian-Writer   The dictionary defines it as “a person with many talents or areas of knowledge.” Renaissance man. Nothing described Salvador Dalí if not those two words. What an understatement! Dalí pretty much did it all. It’s part of what defined him as a genius.   The irony is that…

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