Snappy, incisive introduction to life and later works of one of the world's most popular artists.
Salvador Dalí was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, as well as a cultural figure who challenged convention. He worked in an incredible array of different media, but is best-known for his Surrealist paintings, which abound with Symbolism representing eroticism, death and decay, and demonstrating his fascination with Freud and later science and religion. This wonderfully enlightening little book is a fascinating foray into the life and works of a man whose ability to reveal the gap between reality and illusion proved to be a huge influence on many artists, as well as popular culture in general.
Dr Julian Beecroft is a writer specializing in art and cultural history. He has written books on Monet, Renoir, Dalí, Kahlo and Art Nouveau. He is also the author of Lost Cities and Secret Cities, as well as a guide to the culture and history of London. He has contributed to the Guardian, the Telegraph, 1843 and The London Magazine.