Salvador Dali and his vision of Surrealism. Dali embraced the visionary world of Surrealism. He exclaimed: “Le surrealism, Crest moi!” (Surrealism, It is me!).
During Dali’s early formative years, his friends would caution him not to go “too far!” He always responded: “But that’s just where I’ve always wanted to go!”
To many gallery/museum visitors, Dali’s work was so unique and imaginative that they felt they were not properly prepared to see this Spaniards work. To these concerns of the viewing public, Dail would say: “Take me, I am the drug; take me, I am hallucinogenic!”
What are your thoughts on Surrealism in general and in particular the visionary work of Salvador Dali? Do you need to take him like a drug or a hallucinogenic elixir? Dali famously stated: “There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad!” What are your thoughts on his vision of the world seen through his unique and highly personalized lens of Surrealism?
Christ of St. John of the Cross, 1951