34 Splendid Photos Of Salvador Dali Being Salvador Dali

Like ballerinas, Salvador Dali was simultaneously an artist and a work of art. When not piecing together some of the most out-there, psychedelic portraits known to man, Dali did the same with his public persona. His classic, occasionally nonsensical one liners like “I don’t do drugs; I am drugs” have gone down in history, along with photos of him walking an anteater and, naturally, shaping his inimitable mustache into a dollar bill.

As with other surrealists, Salvador Dali embraced the irrational and bizarre as his truths, digging deep into our unconscious selves only to splash his findings onto the canvas. Such a movement was not unforeseen: in the eyes of surrealists, it was cold, rational calculation that led to conflict, war and alienation seen in the 20th century. If we were to survive as a people, we needed to reject this artificial and harmful way of thinking about the world; we had to look inward as opposed to outward. In other words, you guessed it, we needed to ditch realism for surrealism. And as the following photos show, Dali did that in all facets of his life:

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Dali Kahlo

With Frida Kahlo

Salvador Dali Warhol

With Andy Warhol

Salvador Dali Alice Cooper

With Alice Cooper

Salvador Dali Sabina Nore

With Sabina Nore

Salvador Dali Francoise Hardy

With Francoise Hardy

Salvador Dali St. Laurent

With Yves St. Laurent

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In a technical sense, Dali and his contemporaries were unsuccessful in altering the world’s consciousness, but their work–as complex as it is absurd–is an invaluable artistic challenge to the chilly realism that largely defined the 20th century. For more on surrealism, check out our post on the most iconic surrealist paintings.

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Every now and then, people like to get together as a collective unit and engage in excessive and generally questionable behavior. These events are usually known as festivals. Oftentimes, festivals are great opportunities to showcase local culture and traditions. The thing with local culture, though, is that it can appear quite strange to outsiders who simply “don’t get it”. But as the following festivals suggest, the confusion is entirely warranted.

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With Dumbo ears and the sweetest facial expressions, fennec foxes are cute in any setting, so it comes as no surprise that this baby fennec fox is easily the most adorable animal you’ve ever seen. Shared by the San Diego Zoo, this short clip features a 3-month-old fennec fox as it attacks toys, hops around in cardboard boxes and digs into a box of dirt. This fox weighs just 1.5 pounds.

 
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