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Salvador Dali

             Dali's painting, Meditative Rose, shows a single vivid red rose that has beautifully fully bloomed. This rose sits in the middle of the picture and is the main focus of the painting. The color of the rose stands out so much since the background is an intense blue sky with white fluffy clouds. The rose hovers over the Spanish landscape. Yellows, oranges, and browns are used to create the scenery of the land. On one of the petals, there is a tiny drop of water just to add a realistic feature. .
             Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dali I Domenech was borrn at 8:45 on the morning of May 11, 1904., in the small agricultural town of Figueres, Spain. The name "Salvador" had been given to an older brother who died in infancy. When Dali was born the name was passed on to him. Growing up, Dali was a difficult child and refused to conform to family or community customs. Dali's father, a respected notary, his mother and younger sister all encouraged Dali's early interests in art. A room in their family room was the artist's first studio. Dali's talent was very refined early on. Dali received art lessons in his hometown then attended school in Madrid in 1921 called Escuela de Pintura. Dali never graduated from school since he felt he had no need for that type of education and need to experience life on his own terms. His father disowned him after he found out that Dali left school. Dali moved to Cadaques, which is not far from the French border. Here would be the sight of Dali's future mansion home where he would spend many years of his life. The Spanish Surrealist Painter, Dali, was a flamboyant painter and sometimes was a writer, sculptor and experimental filmmaker. He had a reputation of creating bizarre dream imagery to create unforgettable and unmistakable works of art. Dali moved to the U.S. in 1940 where he remained till 1948. He then later opened the Teatro Museo Dali in Figueres, Spain.

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