Dali: The Paintings is a comprehensive collection of the paintings of surrealist Salvador Dali. Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret, through years of research, located all of the paintings of this highly prolific artist. Many of the works had been inaccessible for years. So many, in fact, that almost half the illustrations in this book had rarely been seen in public.
Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) was one of the century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting. He approached the subconscious with extraordinary sensitivity and imagination. Picasso called Dalí “an outboard motor that’s always running.”
Sized at 5.8 x 8 x 2.6 inches, this compact format is anything but skimpy. Hard bound with jacket and more than 500 pages, the books in Taschen's Bibliotheca Universalis series are a great value for the book collector looking to curate a rich library of art.
Hardcover with jacket, 780 pages
"Bound to become the standard reference work.” — Le Figaro, Paris