Author(s): Fundacion Gala-Salvador Dali
Published in collaboration with the Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Dali's World offers one of the most up-to-date and intriguing views of the life and works of one of the world's most famous artists of the 20th century. Augmented by the inclusion of facsimiles of over 20 documents from the archives of the Foundation, this beautiful book takes the reader through the life of one of the leading lights of the Surrealist movement. From his first forays into the world of art to his visits to Paris and meetings with Picasso and the Surrealists, Dali broke boundaries like few others, and themed chapters look at his fascination with other artists and writers, his collaborations with such giants as the film-makers Luis Bu-uel, Alfred Hitchcock and Walt Disney as well as his adherence to and then expulsion from the Surrealist movement. Containing some rarely and previously unpublished works, Dali's World culminates in an examination of the legacy that Dali has left behind and how successive artists have been influenced by him.
Montse Aguer is the Director of the Centre for Dalinian Studies at the Gala-Salvador Dal' Foundation and an authority on Salvador Dal'. is the commissioner/curator of numerous exhibitions of Salvador Dal's work around the world, in such places as Taipei, Shanghai, Sweden, Athens, Spain, the USA, Italy and the UK. She lives in Spain.
Introduction; Dali's Introduction to Art; The Dali Family; Anna Maria Dali; The Landscape; Studies in Madrid; Avant-garde Influences; The Artist in Barcelona; The Surrealist Movement; Dali the Writer; Freud; Invisibles and Double Images; Dali and Film; The Muse Gala; Dalinian Symbols; Surrealist Objects; Expulsion from the Surrealist Group; Dali in the USA; Dali as a Scene Painter; Dali as an Illustrator; Mystical and Religious Paintings; Galatea and the Spheres; Leda Atomica; Dali's Jewels; Portraits; Dali's Theatre-Museum; Portilligat-Cadaques; Pubol Castle; Dali and Science; The Last Pictures; Dali in Photographs; Dali's Legacy.