How do I create art without being an expert?

Salvador Dalí  comes to mind when I think about a true expert of his time. So let’s dive into it.

Salvador Dalí is a Surrealist of the 20th century.  When he was only 24 years old, Dalí had an art education, he also found  inspiration from Picasso and took a life of its own,  with his personal interpretation of cubism.  This might of been just the start of his Surrealist style.

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” ~Dalí

In many of his paintings it is truly amazing how he depicts feeling  and emotions of fluidity. Dalí was able to describe things like no other. In example he had an entire series dedicated to melting clocks. It is believed to describe cheese melting in the sun could have been as deep as the time it takes for the sun to melt cheese or how time is nothing but merely a dream.

Dalí’s desire to paint metaphorically what reality offered into the complete opposite than one could imagine in front of their very eyes became quite the surrealist journey.

“Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them, understand them thoroughly. After that, it will be possible for you to sublimate them.” ~Dalí

Though not all known to everyone that is just a mere observer, but Dalí’s Lobster Telephone is possibly one of the most famous Surrealist objects ever created by him. The he fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effects of two objects that have little to do with each other is a staple of Dalí and his ideas. The mere idea to take an object meant to be held and spoken into near your face, met with a large lobster, is completely unheard of or possibly unimagined before. It represents many onlookers as weird and possibly confusion. Though it created it very own intrigue for the mere fact it made no logical sense and opened minds to the idea.

It all his art has been inspiring and considered clever taking the unreal and bringing it to life.

So what was he thinking? That is definitely the question. He was fascinated by the dream world, but he described not necessarily having any thought or meaning at the time he painted it, but how it morphed into a feeling once plastered to the canvas.

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.” ~Dalí

With this quote just above, we could interpert this as mere words or the beginning of something new for you to attempt. Join us for an art class  where you will re-create art and produce “something” rather than nothing. Which is what you are doing when you aren’t painting.

If you are a Dali fan visit his ART MUSEUM in St. Petersburg.