Dali and Me
By (author) Catherine Millet
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Dali and Me by Catherine Millet
Book DescriptionSalvador Dali s (1904 89) surrealist paintings such as "The Persistence of Memory "and "The Metamorphosis of Narcissus" are internationally beloved for their unforgettable images and eccentric metaphors for the human condition. His lesser-known but equally intriguing writings, on the other hand, are remarkably coarse, describing human bodies and evocations of sexuality with a bewildering mixture of crude realism and naive simplicity."Dali and Me" is an account by art historian and controversial author Catherine Millet of a highly personal encounter with the artist s celebrated paintings and self-reflective writings. One of the first studies of the notoriously idiosyncratic artist s essays, this revolutionary book reveals all the narcissism, anxiety, and visual genius of the most famous and infamous of the surrealists.Based on years of scrupulous research into Dali s life and art yet deeply enriched by Millet s autobiographical journey, this landmark volume uncovers the reverberations of Dali s influence on his friends and contemporaries. In its explorations of both Millet s and Dali s inner workings, "Dali and Me "ultimately becomes an argument in book form that personal involvement can be the key to understanding one of the most compelling oeuvres in art history."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9783858817112
(240mm x 160mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Publisher: Scheidegger und Spiess AG, Verlag
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Books By Author Catherine Millet
Contemporary Art in France, Hardback (October 2006)» View all books by Catherine Millet
Offers a comprehensive review of the artistic movements that have taken place in France from the 1960s to the present. This title provides the keys to understanding the international contemporary art scene as a whole and offers an analysis of the tendencies and characteristics of art over the years.
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Author Biography - Catherine Millet
Catherine Millet is editor in chief of "Art Press" magazine, published in France. She is the author of several books, including "The Sexual Life of Catherine M.""""
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