Dali (World of Art) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1995/5
This is a revised and updated edition of Dawn Ade's single-volume study of Salvador Dali's work. What accounts for his popularity as an artist? Is it the accessibility of his imagery or his talent as a self-publicist? This book considers questions raised by the Dali phenomenon. His early years, the development of his technique and style, his relationship with the Surrealists, his exploitation of Freudian ideas, and the image which Dali created of himself as the mad genius artist are all explored in this text.
DAWN ADÈS is Professor of Art History and Theory at the University of Essex. She pioneered the study of Latin American art in the United Kingdom and has also published widely on Dada, Surrealism, and photography.
Salvador Dali (1904 1989) entered the ranks of the Surrealists in 1929 with a series of iconoclastic paintings which fused technical virtuosity with Freudian infantilism, leading to his invention of the paranoiac-critical method. Later expelled from the Surrealist Group, he was christened Avida Dollars by Andre Breton whilst acquiring the reputation of master showman and scandalist. His art and writings remain amongst the most unique and important bodies of work of the 20th Century.