About Salvador Dalí Action Figure | Today is Art Day
This PVC Salvador Dali Action Figure is part of Today is Art Day's exclusive Art History Heroes Collection which displays action figures of some of the most influential masters in the history of art. This Salvador Dali action figure comes in a box which displays 10 fun biographical facts about the iconic surrealist Spanish artist. In addition, this Salvador Dali action figure displays key attributes associated with the artist, such as a signature melting clock (in reference to his work The Persistence of Memory, 1931) and three stainless steel interchangeable mustaches. The fun does not stop there! This Salvador Dali Action Figure also includes a cardboard easel and 5 timeless surrealist masterpieces by the artist such as:
The Persistence of Memory, 1931, Oil on Canvas, Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Soft Construction with Boiled Beans (Premonition of Civil War), 1936, Oil on Canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia.
Illustrations for As You Like It, William Shakespeare; Introduction by Peter Brook, 1st Edition. Published The Folio Society, London. 1953.
Galatea of the Spheres, 1952, Oil on Canvas, Dalí Theatre and Museum, Figueras.
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate One Second Before Awakening, 1944, Oil on Canvas, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.
The artist who above all others symbolizes Surrealism in the public imagination is the Spaniard, Salvador Dalí. His genius for publicity brought the word “Surrealism” to the level of a common noun in all languages. Not only Dali's art denotes that is irrational and erotic, but also mad–and fashionable. All at once, his paintings, his writings, his utterances, his actions, his appearance, and his iconic mustache celebrate his eccentricity.
The Surrealists’ exploration of the human psyche and dreams reached new heights in Dalí’s extravagant works. In his paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and designs for furniture and movies, Dalí probed a deeply erotic dimension. While studying the writings of von Krafft-Ebing and Freud, he invented what he called the “paranoiac-critical method” to assist his creative process.</p>
Dalí’s surrealist works are characterized by their haunting allegorical empty space where even time has ended. An eerie, never-setting sun usually illuminates the barren landscapes, with often amorphous and imaginary creatures in the foreground. Dalí rendered every detail of this dreamscape with precise control, striving to make the world of his paintings convincingly real–in his words, to make the irrational concrete.