Salvidor Dali 1904 -1989
It’s Savador Dali’s birthday.
This guy had a serious imagination and he wasn’t afraid
to put it out there.
He also had an amazing technical skill.
I was going to spend my spare time today checking out his
paintings, but now I might spend the next 3 weeks
researching the validity of these 10 bizarre facts about him, including…
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.”
So where did he get his inspiration if not from drugs? Well, Dali had some tricks for making himself more creative. One involved a tin plate and spoon. Dali would sit in a chair holding the spoon above the plate and doze off. As he fell asleep, the spoon would drop onto the plate, making a noise loud enough to wake the artist in time to jot down the surreal images he saw in his dreams.
Other times, Dali would stand on his head until he almost passed out, allowing him to become semi-lucid. Dali’s most famous technique was called the “Paranoiac-Critical Method.” This involved trying to create a self-induced paranoid state, allowing him to draw irrational relationships between unconnected objects and to depict the landscape of his own subconscious mind.
Also he had a thing about bread