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1 Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Surrealist artist Vocabulary Lesson 9Salvador Dali ( )Surrealist artistPowerPoint by Mrs. HintonFor English 10Montevallo High School
2 PERCEPTIONWhat is your perception of the work of surrealist artist Salvador Dali? Do you understand, for instance, his depictions of the human body?
3 MUTABLEFor artistic purposes, Dali certainly found the human body mutable: He freely changed its basic form in a number of paintings.
4 INDESTRUCTIBLEDali’s view in the painting Soft Construction with Boiled Beans: Premonition of Civil War seems to be not only that humanity is not indestructible, but that it is capable of its own destruction.
5 INNATEThe painting clearly illustrates Dali’s ability to defy reality on canvas. Such an ability can’t, I think, be learned: It must be inborn, or innate.
6 COMPLIANCEIn that disturbing painting, Dali shows compliance, or agreement, with the surrealist belief that feelings and ideas must be expressed.
7 AXIOMDon’t you think Dali’s painting prove the old axiom “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”?
8 INANIMATEOf course, Dali's paintings are inanimate objects, yet they are hardly lifeless or spiritless.
9 PREVALENTAlthough surrealism was a popular movement in its day, the surrealist style never became prevalent in the art world. It was confined to a small group of artists.
10 COMPATIBLEFrankly, I have never been compatible with anyone who likes surrealist art, but maybe we can learn to get along.
11 RECOURSEPerhaps you are my last recourse for help in learning to appreciate surrealist art.
12 I hope you found the context clues! Vocabulary Lesson 9I hope you found the context clues!~Mrs. HintonSalvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech Marquis of Pubol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), popularly known as Salvador Dalí, he was born in Figueras, Spain and became one of the more influential painters of the 20th Century.