Dali Paintings

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/10/2008 18:00
  • Ended: 5/13/2008 06:00
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 37
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Dali Paintings
Contest Directions: This Sunday is the 104th birthday of a Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali. While his painting skills were influenced by the masters of Renaissance, Dali used a lot of hidden symbolism in his art. For example, in Dali's most famous painting - The Persistence of Memory - the soft watches symbolize Einstein's theory that time is relative and not fixed.

To celebrate the birthday of the world's most famous surrealist painter Salvador Dali, show what his art would be like if he created it these days with a power of Photoshop rather than brushes and paint. Would he be doing advertisements, or maybe even posters for movies? See example 1 , example 2, example 3 , and example 4.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/10/2008 18:00
    • Ended: 5/13/2008 06:00
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 37
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
37 pictures
  • Salvador Dali Voyager

    Salvador Dali Voyager
  • Real Dali Town of Delft

    Real Dali Town of Delft
  • Modern Crucifixion in London

    Modern Crucifixion in London
  • Dali iPod

    Dali iPod
  • Dali Chicken

    Dali Chicken
  • Digital Dali

    Digital Dali
  • Terminator Crucifixion by Dali

    Terminator Crucifixion by Dali
  • Fantasy Movies in Dali Painting

    Fantasy Movies in Dali Painting
  • Dali Painting with Photoshop

    Dali Painting with Photoshop
  • Dali on the Beach with a Dolphin

    Dali on the Beach with a Dolphin
37 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Salvador Dali (at birth Salvador Felipe Jacinto Dalí Domènech); born on May 11th 1904 – January 23rd 1989) was a Spanish artist, painter, draftsman, sculptor and director and one of the most popular representatives of surrealism. Films: "Un chien andalou", the "Golden Age" and "Bewitched". Biography: Salvador Dali was born on May, 11th, 1904 in the city of Figerase (Sp. Figueras), province of Jerona in the north of Spain), in a family of prosperous notary. He started training in the fine arts at a municipal art school. Salvador Dali, 1939 In 1916 he had gone on a vacation to the city of Kadakes where for the first time he got acquainted with modernist art. The first personal exhibition of Dali took place in 1919. In 1921 his father decided to send Salvador for studies in Madrid, to the Academy of arts in San-Fernando where he got acquainted with such figures of the Spanish culture as Luis Bunuel, Federico Garcia Lorca and Pedro Garfias. The acquaintance to new streams in painting develops and Dali experiments with methods of cubism and Dadaism. In 1926 he was expelled from the Academy for the haughty and scornful relations to his teachers. The same year for the first time he went to Paris where gets acquainted with Picasso. Trying to find his own style, in the late twenties he creates a number of works under the influence of Picasso and Juan Miro. In 1929 he participates together with Buñuel in the creation of a surrealistic film "Un chien andalou". Then he meets for the first time his future wife Gala (Elena Dmitrievna Dyakonova) who was then the wife of the poet of Paul Éluard.