The artist excelled in a multitude of mediums, most famously painting, sculpture and drawing.
This website draws together much of his finest work and organises it by medium.
Our homepage provides a summary of some of the highlights of his surrealist work, with much more detail to be found around the rest of the website.
In the early parts of his career, Dali moved to Paris which was a melting pot of artistic talent in the 1920s.
Paris life brought Dali into contact with the likes of Joan Miro, Rene Magritte and Pablo Picasso. They were to influences the future direction of each other and this sharing of ideas continued in the French capital for many decades afterwards.
Soon after these experiences, artist Dali was to move into his surrealist style which was to gift the world artistic classics such as The Persistence of Memory, The Elephants, The Disintegration Of The Persistence Of Memory and Soft Watch At The Moment Of First Explosion.
From then on, Dali was to lead a productive and creative career which also touched on other elements of society including politics, fame and fortune. Those looking to learn more about his life should check out our detailed Salvador Dali biography.
Beyond the art, Dali was an incredible character, eccentric and extrovert in the extreme. The Surrealist art movement needed strong personalities to take this modern art form into the mainstream, and Salvador was ideal for this.
Previous to his Surrealist work, Salvador Dali also produced Cubist and Futurist paintings. As his career progressed, Dali also went well beyond oil painting, taking in sculpture and drawing plus many other art mediums.
Dali's connections to Surrealism, Futurism and Cubism should not distract from the traditional nature of Dali's techniques and themes. Dali regularly underlined his respect for and influence from the likes of Michelangelo, Vermeer and Raphael, as well as several other significant masters.
The way in which this artist captured surfaces in his paintings resembles that of famous Flemish painters like van Eyck. The themes used by Dali include religious and mythical topics and these have inspired artists all the way back to the Renaissance.