Modern & Postwar Artists
1904 - 1989
Salvador Dalí was a leading proponent of Surrealism, the 20-century avant garde movement that sought to release the creative potencial of the unconscious throught strange, dream-like imagery.
“Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision,” he said. Dalí is specially credited with the innovation of “paranoia-criticism,” a philosophy of art making he defined as “irrational understanding based on the interpretive-critical association of delirious phenomena.”