By Salvador Dali
Rare, vital quantity during which famed Surrealist expounds — in his inimitably eccentric model — on what portray could be, the heritage of portray, what's solid and undesirable portray, the advantages of particular artists, and extra. comprises his 50 "secrets" for studying the craft, together with "the mystery of the painter's pointed mustaches."
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Port Lligat Madonna Help Me” 50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship SALVADOR DALÍ Translated by Haakon M. , NEW YORK This Dover edition, first published in 1992, is an unabridged and slightly altered republication of the work originally published by The Dial Press, New York, 1948. In the Dover edition the three color plates, which were originally on unnumbered pages, have been repositioned on the inside covers. In the original edition the author's name appears throughout without an accent; this has been corrected on the cover and title page of the Dover edition.
Translation of: 50 secretos “magicos” para pintar. Originally published: New York : Dial Press, 1948. Includes index. ) 1. Painting—Technique. 2. Color in art. I. Chevalier, Haakon, 1902–. II. Title. III. Title: Fifty secrets of magic craftsmanship. com Contents Index of the Secrets Clear and Brief Prologue Chapter One Chapter Two Chapter Three Chapter Four Chapter Five DEDICATION At the age of six I wanted to be Napoleon—and I wasn't. At the age of fifteen I wanted to be Dali and I have been. At the age of twenty-five I wanted to become the most sensational painter in the world and I achieved it.
Because of the physical constitution of the matter in which you are working, you cannot afford to let it go to sleep, to become fixed. Herein, you may be certain, reside the virtues of the Dalinian skies, so often and so inexplicably rendered famous. But for Heaven's sake, don't be so impatient! Leave your brushes reposing on the table! For before I will allow you to use them I must enlighten you on other astonishing matters. Know, then, that Secret Number 3 is that in undertaking an important pictorial work which you are anxious to bring to a successful completion and on which your heart is particularly set, you must before anything else begin it by sleeping as deeply, as soundly as it is possible for you to do.
50 Secrets of Magic Craftsmanship by Salvador Dali