Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cat Art: Salvador Dali

While recently visiting Detroit Institute of Arts, I snapped a few photos!

"Dalí Atomicus"
Photograph by Philippe Halsman
1948

"Salvador Dali, Paris"
Photograph by Willy Rizzo
1950 
And, while researching the photographs above, I discovered this one:

"Salvador Dalí with Babou the ocelot and his cane"
Photograph by Roger Higgins
c. 1965
Image grabbed from the interwebs

Official Salvador Dali website: Salvador Dali's Museums

From Wikipedia:
"Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol
(11 May 1904 – 23 January 1989), a Spanish surrealist artist."

A talented kook who liked cats!

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16 comments:

  1. Anybuddy who likes cats is okey dokey by me..and even better Dali didn't take himself too seriously..love it
    Hugs Cecilia

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  2. his vest even looks like it might be cat print !

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  3. That first photo is very cool but real flying cats and water? We are traumatized just thinking about it!

    Well, until we start thinking about food again anyway.

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  4. Oh I really love "Dalí Atomicus!" What a fun art :-)

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  5. A Kool Krazy Kat Kook indeed!

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  6. Cat lovers are the best.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  7. I always wondered where the cats came from for Dali Atomicus, but I've never found out. Here's the story of it: https://time.com/4429888/dali-atomicus/. And here's a story about Dali and cats! Yes, I'm a fan. https://www.thegreatcat.org/the-cat-in-art-and-photos-2/cats-in-art-20th-century/salvador-dali-1904-1989-spanish/

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  8. Who knew Salvador Dali was a cat lover?!?!

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  9. He is one of the most unique artists ever, I think.

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  10. We love Dali and Dad has a few of his prints. That last photo is super. Thanks for showing us all

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Mee-row! Thanks for your comments; we LURV them! Purrr....