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Salvador Dalí

Master of Modern Art

Part of Masterworks

Salvador Dali was one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, as well as a cultural figure who challenged convention. He worked in an incredible array of different media, but is best-known for his Surrealist paintings, abound with Symbolism representing eroticism, death and decay, and demonstrating his fascination with Freud and later science and religion. This wonderful, heavily-illustrated book is a fascinating foray into the life and works of a man whose ability to reveal the gap between reality and illusion proved to be of huge influence to many artists, as well as popular culture in general.

Julian Beecroft is a freelance writer and editor specialising in the arts. He has written extensively on the Canadian artists Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven for Dulwich Picture Gallery in London and the Groninger Museum in Groningen, The Netherlands, as well as for The Guardian, The London Magazine and other publications. Previously, he has written on classical music for Flame Tree Publishing. He is currently writing a book on the art, culture and history of Canada.

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