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‘Meditative Rose’ Demonstrates Dalí’s Beautiful Side!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Writer/Historian   My blog posts generally run about 500 words. But I think I could get away with a single word about Dalí’s 1958 painting, “Meditative Rose”: Gorgeous!   This canvas puts to rest any notion that Dalí was solely about the bizarre, the narcissistic, the twisted, the way, way out…

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No One Did Double-Imagery like Dalí!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian/Writer   One thing Dalí is best remembered for is his mastery of the double-image. What fun he must have had orchestrating and executing these eye-fooling, mind-bending visual effects. And what fun we have enjoying them, because most everyone likes to be astonished by great, engaging, sometimes playful art.   One…

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It’s Not Hard to See how Dalí’s ‘Santiago El Grande’ Becomes a Favorite!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian/Writer   Sometimes the things that are hardest to write about are, ironically, the things you love the best. All objectivity is nearly impossible to come by. Emotions take hold. And then, who knows?   That’s my disclaimer in waxing somewhat adoringly about Salvador Dalí’s immense and monumental painting, “Santiago El…

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‘Apotheosis of Homer’ is Quintessential Surrealism and more!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian/Writer   If there’s any doubt that Salvador Dalí was a genius and master painter, it’s promptly dispelled when you feast your eyes on his 1944-’45 painting, “Apotheosis of Homer.”   This just might be a kind of masterful surrealist counterpart to Dalí’s more pop and op art sensation, “Tuna Fishing”…

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Soft Watches on a Grand Scale at Dalí’s 1939 World’s Fair Pavilion!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian/Writer   A large Salvador Dalí painting (done in four adjoining sections) often overlooked when considering the wall-size works of the Surrealist master is his 1939 “Dream of Venus.” Thirty-five-year-old Dalí created this picture – chockablock with iconic Dalínian images and symbolism – expressly as a backdrop inside his trippy and…

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Dalí’s ‘Lincoln’ Remains One of His Most Beloved Works of Art!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian/Writer   Given the absolute stunner of a presidential race just concluded in America, let’s look at Salvador Dalí’s depiction of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, in a work commonly referred to as the “Lincoln” painting, or “Lincoln in Dalí-Vision,” but whose actual title is “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at…

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The Beautiful Vaulted Dalí Painting No One Knows About!

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian/Writer   When your journey takes place in the head of Salvador Dalí, there are bound to be mysteries along the way.   Today’s post explores one of the finest Dalí paintings no one ever talks about – because virtually no one knows of it! It goes by either “The Hour…

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‘Tuna Fishing’ a Colorful, Dynamic Tour de Force

By Paul Chimera Dalí Historian & Writer   Some believe “Tuna Fishing” is Salvador Dalí’s greatest painting. They may be right.   Of course, it’s just an opinion. But you’d get little argument from this blogger and many others.   “Tuna Fishing” (1967-’68) is so many things. First, it may be the most colorful painting…

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