Picasso called Dalí "an outboard motor that’s always running." Dalí thought himself a genius with a right to indulge in whatever lunacy popped into his head. Painter, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker, 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, approaching the subconscious with extraordinary sensitivity and imagination. This lively monograph presents the infamous Surrealist in full color and in his own words. His provocative imagery is all here, from the soft watches to the notorious burning giraffe. A friend of the artist for over thirty years, privy to the reality behind Dalí`s public image, author Robert Descharnes is uniquely qualified to analyze Dalí—both the man and the myth.

"Bound to become the standard reference work..."
Le Figaro, Paris
The authors:
Robert Descharnes, a photographer and writer, has published studies of major artists, among them Antoni Gaudí and Auguste Rodin. Since 1950, he has been documenting and cataloguing Dalí's paintings and writings, and is now considered the leading expert on the artist.

Gilles Néret (1933–2005) was an art historian, journalist, writer and museum correspondent. He organized several art retrospectives in Japan and founded the SEIBU museum and the Wildenstein Gallery in Tokyo. He directed art reviews such as L'Œil and Connaissance des Arts and received the Elie Faure Prize in 1981 for his publications. His TASCHEN titles include Salvador Dalí: The Paintings, Matisse, and Erotica Universalis.
Salvador Dalí. The Paintings (Jumbo, TASCHEN 25 Edition)

Salvador Dalí. The Paintings

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  • Reviews
"La editorial TASCHEN resume la obra del controvertido artista en dos volúmenes presentados en una caja de coleccionista. Robert Descharnes, fotógrafo, escritor, y el historiador Gilles Néret, son los responsables de un monográfico que recopila las creaciones más provocadoras de Dalí."
— Europa Magazine, Palencia, Spain
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