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5 Colourful Books by Salvador Dali

By January 23, 2017May 10th, 2018Arty, Authors

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali (11th May 1904 – 23rd January 1989), known as Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter born in Figueres, Catalonia. High imaginative Dali’s work is both striking and bizarre and reports of his personal life reflect his artistic style, making him a fascinating man indeed.

With a love of all things gild, highly imaginative, unusual, eccentric and grandiose, Dali lived an eccentric, fascinating life. If you’re interested in finding out more about the author, we have five colourful books to recommend and they’re all written by the genius himself, who wasn’t just an artist but a prolific author too.

The Secret Life of Salvador Dali – Salvador Dali

They say if you want to know something you should get it straight from the horse’s mouth so today’s first recommendation is his first biography written in 1942.

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Diary of a Genius – Salvador Dali

And continuing on from that we have Diary of a Genius, following the second half of Dali’s life and revealing the workings of the mind of a genius.

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50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship – Salvador Dali

If you ever wished you could paint like Dali then 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship is packed full of artistic advice, with a healthy dose of lively anecdotes and unconventional humour and insights.

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Dali’s Mustache – Salvador Dali

If you love Dali for his taste for the absurd then you’ll love this humorous look at Dali through self portraits, each featuring his moustache, and all with the element of the bizarre or absurd.

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Hidden Faces – Salvador Dali

In addition to his nonfiction works, Dali had one dalliance into fiction with his only novel, Hidden Faces. The novel follows the lives of a group of dazzling aristocrats and is full of Dali eccentricity.

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Dali authored and co-authored many books throughout his life, but his art was so great it overshadowed other works produced by the eccentric artist, but his writing also give a fascinating insight into the man, his ego and his eccentricities.

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One Comment

  • Karry Gillespie says:

    Ah, but have you seen the Jerusalem Bible illustrated by him? A must see. I own one 🙂

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