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Salvador Dali
(11 May 1904 - 23 Jan 1989)

Spanish artist who is one of the best-known and most flamboyant surrealist artists.

Science Quotes by Salvador Dali (7 quotes)

All of my knowledge, of both science and religion, I incorporate into the classical tradition of my painting.
— Salvador Dali
In G. Barry Golson (ed.), The Playboy Interview II (1983), 35.
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And now the announcement of Watson and Crick about DNA. This is for me the real proof of the existence of God.
— Salvador Dali
As quoted in 'Playboy Interview: Salvador Dalν, a candid conversation with the flamboyantly eccentric grand vizier of surrealism', Playboy Magazine (Jul 1964). Also in Alan Lindsay Mackay, A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (1991), 66.
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First Painter of the Atomic Age.
— Salvador Dali
Title he declared for himself, during press conference at the Lefevre Gallery in London. As quoted in Norwalk, Ohio, newspaper article, Fred Doerflinger, 'Painter Salvador Dalν Quits Surrealism To Take Fling At New Atomic Age Art', Norwalk Reflector-Herald, (1 Feb 1952), 1. Dali’s exhibition opened at the gallery on 4 Dec 1951. Quoted and cited in Michael R. Taylor, 'God and the Atom: Salvador Dalν’s Mystical Manifesto and the Contested Origins of Nuclear Painting', Avant-garde Studies (Fall 2016), No. 2, 1.
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Painting is but one single small mode of expressing my own cosmology, which enables me, through my genius and paranoia, to create a synthesis of nature impossible even for the scientist, because the scientist is too much involved in his specialization.
— Salvador Dali
As quoted in 'Playboy Interview: Salvador Dalν, a candid conversation with the flamboyantly eccentric grand vizier of surrealism', Playboy Magazine (Jul 1964), 46, 48. Quoted and cited in Michael R. Taylor, 'God and the Atom: Salvador Dalν’s Mystical Manifesto and the Contested Origins of Nuclear Painting', Avant-garde Studies (Fall 2016), No. 2, 10.
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Surrealists … are not exactly artists and we are not exactly men of science; … we are carnivorous fish … swimming between two kinds of water, the cold water of art and the warm water of science.
— Salvador Dali
In Conquest of the Irrational (1935), 10.
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The atomic explosion of August 6, 1945, shook me seismically. Thenceforth, the atom was my favorite food for thought. Many of the landscapes painted in this period express the great fear inspired in me by the announcement of that explosion.
— Salvador Dali
In Salvador Dali and Harold J. Salemson, (trans.), 'How to Pray to God Without Believing in Him', The Unspeakable Confessions of Salvador Dalν: as Told to Andrι Parinaud (1976), 216. Quoted and cited in Michael R. Taylor, 'God and the Atom: Salvador Dalν’s Mystical Manifesto and the Contested Origins of Nuclear Painting', Avant-garde Studies (Fall 2016), No. 2, 10.
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Uranium and Atomica Melancholica Idyll.
— Salvador Dali
Translation of title of painting, 'Idilio atσmico y urαnico melancσlico' (1945), in which Dali painted a surrealistic interpretation of his reaction to news that atomic bombs had been dropped (Aug 1945) on Japan.
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