International Culture – Salvador Dali stamps from Aruba

International Culture – Salvador Dali stamps from Aruba

Aruba Post issued a set of 6 stamps commemorating Salvador Dali, a groundbreaking icon of the Surrealist movement and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His work probed the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art.

Extraordinarily imaginative, Dali also sculpted, and contributed to fashion, photography and theater. Nearly photographic, Dali's art has been called the epitome of Surrealism.

Dali was highly imaginative, and also enjoyed indulging in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork, to the dismay of those who held his work in high esteem, and to the irritation of his critics.

The paintings by Dali featured on stamps are: The Persistence of Memory (1931), Surrealist Flowers (1938), The Swallow's Tail (1983), The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1968-1970), The Elephants (1948) and Santiago El Grande (1957).

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