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The Public Secret of Salvador Dalí; The Years of the King Childhood and Adolescence in Figueras and Cadaqués; From Outsider to Dandy. The Student Years in Madrid; A Friendship in Verse and Still-Life. Dalí and Garcia Lorca; The Cut Eye. Dalí and Buñuel; Gala, or The Healing Gradiva. The Surrealist Years in Paris; The Pictures behind the Pictures. Paranoia as Method; Between Worlds. First Successes in America; Break out into Tradition The Renaissance of the Universal Genius as Marketing Expert; Metamorphosis to Divine. The Time of Honour and Riches; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS;
As one of the foremost painters of the 20 th century, Dalí, like Picasso and Warhol, can boast of having overturned the art of the previous century and directed painting towards its modern incarnation. As irrational as he was Surrealist, this genius diverted objects from their original meanings, plunging them into the acid of his constantly churning imagination. A megalomaniac and an artist who, above all, understood the force of marketing and publicity, Dali disorients the viewer in order to draw him or her into his world. Images and colours crash together to express and mock certain ideas, c