The Shameful Life of Salvador Dali

ISBN: 9780571167517
Artist(s): Salvador Dali
Author(s): Ian Gibson
Format: hardback
Year published: 1997
Publisher: Faber & Faber Ltd
Publisher Location: London
Total Pages: 800
Illustrations: Numerous plates, some in colour


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This biography argues that Salvador Dali lived a “shameful” life in every way: that underlying his exhibitionism was an intense feeling of shame, the individual hanging his head being one of the recurrent themes of his painting. Based on extensive original research and recently discovered sources, as well as an interview with Dali himself, the book presents a portrait of a disjointed character. Ian Gibson emphasizes the literary side of Dali’s career and re-examines the two principal relationships of his life – with Federico Garcia Lorca, and with the libidinous Gala.


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