Salvador Dali. Horses and Kings

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Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989) represents one of the most well known visual artists of the XX century, intrinsically tied of the Surrealist movement, but who also activated in other fields as cinema, fashion or literature. Formally his compositions form like a puzzle that contains Renaissance, Classicism and Impressionist elements, and also an mere influence from contemporary artist such as Miro and Picasso. Freudian theory underpins Dali’s attempts at forging a formal and visual language capable of rendering his dreams and hallucinations. These account for some of the iconic and now ubiquitous images through which Dalí achieved tremendous fame during his lifetime and beyond. Dali was also an exceptional print-maker, lithography being his favorite technique that he use it his entire career. His preference for zoomorph and specially for horses could be interpreted by his origins, in Spain from Roscinante to the bull fights this has been an central element of the every day life and of the various mythologies surrounding the space.