Essay about Biography of Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dali i Domenech, Marquis of Dali de Puebol was born on May 11, 1904 in Spain. His father, Salvador Dali y Cusi, was a middle class lawyer and a notary. His father was very strict with raising his children. On the other hand his mother, Felipa Domenech Ferres allowed Salvador more freedom to express himself however he wanted, we can see this in his art and how eccentric he was throughout his life. Salvador was a bright and intelligent child, and often known to have a temper tantrum, his father punished him with beatings along with some of the school bullies. Salvadors father would not tolerate his son’s outburst or wild ways, and he was punished often. Father and son did not have a good relationship and it seemed there was competition between the two for his mother, Felipa attention. Dali had an older brother who was five years old, who died exactly nine months before he was born. His name was Salvador Dali. There were many different stories about how he was named. It is traditional in the Spanish culture that the oldest male takes the father’s name, this is the simple story. The other story was that his father gave him the same name expecting him to be like his dead five year old big brother. Dali later in life told others that his parents took him to his brothers grave and told him that he was a reincarnation of his older deceased brother. Dali said “we resemble each other like two drops of water, but we had different reflections. He was probably a first version of myself, but conceived too much in the absolute”. Being a child and trying to comprehend that your parents are comparing you to a sibling that has past is difficult but the fact that Salvador had to visit the grave in incomprehensible….

…reme pleasure: that of being Salvador Dali.” Many people assumed that he had some drugs in order for him to come up his images but Dali was known to deprive himself of food and sleep for days to create those hallucinations he turned into art. His artwork and his life gave everyone something to talk about and he did not care what others thought and was scared to speak his mind. Dali does seem like a crazy man, whether he tries to be or he was just naturally eccentric.

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