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These studies have been done over the last couple weeks of summer travels through New Hampshire, Maine, and down to Maryland. Inspiration has been high, and I managed to eke out a few paintings in those in between moments of quiet. I'm excited to share them!
Dalí was born in Figueres, a small town outside Barcelona, to a prosperous middle-class family.
From a very young age, Dali found much inspiration in the surrounding Catalan environs of his childhood and many of its landscapes would become recurring motifs in his later key paintings. His lawyer father and his mother greatly nurtured his early interest in art. He had his first drawing lessons at age 10 and in his late teens was enrolled at the Madrid School of Fine Arts, where he experimented with Impressionist and Pointillist styles.
in 1922 Dalí enrolled at the Special Painting, Sculpture and Engraving School of San Fernando in Madrid, where he lived at the Residencia de Estudiantes. Dalí fully came of age there and started to confidently inhabit his flamboyant and provocative persona. His eccentricity was notorious, and originally more renowned than his artwork. He kept his hair long and dressed in the style of English aesthetes from the 19th century, complete with knee-length britches that earned him the title of a dandy. Artistically, he experimented with many different styles at the time, dabbling in whatever piqued his ravenous curiosity. He fell in with and became close to, a group of leading artistic personalities that included filmmaker Luis Buñuel and poet Federico García Lorca. The residence itself was very progressive and exposed Dalí to the most important minds of the time such as Le Corbusier, Einstein, Calder and Stravinsky. Ultimately though, Dalí was expelled from the academy in 1926 for insulting one of his professors during his final examination before graduation.
You can buy Dali's works here: http://www.hihey.com/en/salvadordali
Credit: The Art Story
Kima Lenaghan’s ‘Homo Conscius’ series of drawings imagines an evolved place “where genuine and profound consciousness is found.” The artist’s solitary drawings offer both tangible and dreamlike elements, exaggerating aspects of nature and extracting them in sparse narratives.
In a manner of oblivion
Under the scrutiny of delirium
Ghostly vapour bluntly narrates
A story without a story line, alas !
with naked observation of its muscle 🙂 - mixed media on board 24'x 17'