Vocabulary Lesson 9 Salvador Dali (1904-1989) Surrealist artist PowerPoint by Mrs. Hinton For English 10 Montevallo High School
PERCEPTION What is your perception of the work of surrealist artist Salvador Dali? Do you understand, for instance, his depictions of the human body?
MUTABLE For artistic purposes, Dali certainly found the human body mutable: He freely changed its basic form in a number of paintings.
INDESTRUCTIBLE Dalis 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.
INNATE The painting clearly illustrates Dalis ability to defy reality on canvas. Such an ability cant, I think, be learned: It must be inborn, or innate.
COMPLIANCE In that disturbing painting, Dali shows compliance, or agreement, with the surrealist belief that feelings and ideas must be expressed.
AXIOM Dont you think Dalis painting prove the old axiom Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?
INANIMATE Of course, Dali's paintings are inanimate objects, yet they are hardly lifeless or spiritless.
PREVALENT Although 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.
COMPATIBLE Frankly, I have never been compatible with anyone who likes surrealist art, but maybe we can learn to get along.
RECOURSE Perhaps you are my last recourse for help in learning to appreciate surrealist art.
Vocabulary Lesson 9 Salvador 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. I hope you found the context clues! ~Mrs. Hinton