Salvador Dali is one of the most revered surrealist artists of our times. He had an uncanny ability to both shock and delight with his visually striking paintings. There’s no shortage of contemporary art that was influenced by Dali’s work.
Dali began his art at a very young age, creating paintings from many different outdoor scenes such as boats and houses, as well as dabbling in portraits and other styles of art. By his teens, he had already tried his hand at impressionism, quietly shaping his own future style.
At the young age of 17, Dali had already moved to Madrid in order to study at the renewed Academy of Fine Arts. Come 1931, he would produce one of his greatest works, helping to define the surrealist movement and his status as one of the great contemporaries.
The Persistence of Memory is a visually stunning painting, perfectly showcasing surrealism at its finest.
Check out these fascinating photographs a young Salvador Dali!