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Salvador Dalí's Greatest Works Of Art

Updated December 20, 2019 389 votes 73 voters 2.4k views20 items

List RulesVote up the works you believe to be Salvador Dali's best.

It's hard to dispute the mark Salvador Dali made on the surrealist movement. But the Salvador Dali greatest works are certainly up for debate. Which do you think are the Dali best paintings? The Salvador Dali best works include mostly paintings, but also more abstract pieces such as the Face of Mae West Which Can Be Used as an Apartment. Many would argue that The Persistence of Memory - AKA, the famous melting clock painting - would be one of the Salvador Dali top 10 paintings

Also, many of the Salvador Dali best paintings feature Gala Dali, the artist's wife and longtime muse. The Salvador Dali best artwork can be found in prominent museums throughout the world, such as the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain. Check out some of Dali's best works below, and be sure to vote up your favorite paintings of his. 

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    The Persistence of Memory

    The Persistence of Memory is a 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dalí, and is one of his most recognizable works. First shown at the Julien Levy Gallery in 1932, the painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City since 1934 which received it from an anonymous donor. It is widely recognized and frequently referenced in popular culture, though it is commonly better known by the more descriptive titles, 'The Soft Watches' or 'The Melting Watches'....  more
    • Artist: Salvador Dalí
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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  • Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee Around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening is a surrealist painting by Salvador Dalí. A short, alternate title for the painting is Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee. It was painted in 1944, while Dalí and his wife, Gala, were living in America....  more
    • Artist: Salvador Dalí
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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    Galatea of the Spheres is a painting by Salvador Dalí made in 1952. It depicts Gala Dalí, Salvador Dalí's wife and muse, as pieced together through a series of spheres. The name Galatea refers to a sea nymph of Classical mythology renowned for her virtue, and may also refer to the statue beloved by its creator, Pygmalion....  more
    • Artist: Salvador Dalí
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Temptation of Saint Anthony

    Photo: f_snarfel / flickr / CC-BY-NC 2.0

    The Temptation of St. Anthony is a painting by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Painted in 1946, it is a precursor to the body of Dalí's work commonly known as the "classical period" or the "Dalí Renaissance".

    • Artist: Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech
    • Genres (Art): Abstract art
    • Art Form: Painting
    • Period / Movement: Surrealism
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