Watch: Dali — Master of the Modern Era

Most people think of Dalí’ as the eccentric artist with the wide eyes and very particular mustachio, and melting clocks paintings. Indeed, Salvador Dalí’ did carry a persona steeped in whimsy, but the depth of his art carried an entire art movement called Surrealism.


Born in Spain, Dalí’ was a prominent surrealist painter who was also a highly skilled craftsman. Surprisingly, he attributed the Renaissance painters as his primary influences though his rendition of realism was anything but realistic.

Dalí’s expansive artistic oevre included film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.