Stay Home Art Challenge: Salvador Dali Mustache Monday
Salvador Dali was a prominent Spanish surrealist painter who painted for six decades in the 20th century. He was influenced by several different artistic styles, including Metaphysics and Cubism and by the work of Pablo Picasso whom he revered and Joan Miró who introduced him to the surrealist art movement. Dali was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in August 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire included film, sculpture, and photography. He was highly imaginative, and was known to indulge in unusual and grandiose behavior. His eccentric manner and attention-grabbing public actions sometimes drew more attention than his artwork. It's his quirky behavior that inspired today's Art Challenge.
Today's activity, create your own Dali mustache. (See the examples below.) Use paper and marker and glue or tape, or use a black pipe cleaner. Get your entire family in on the fun! You can even look up different pictures of Salvador's mustache, and try to recreate some of the fun looks he made with his wild mustache.
We would love to see your work. Please send a photograph of your Dali Mustache through our email at firstname.lastname@example.org by 7:00pm on Tuesday, June 23rd and we will share your work with our MCAC community.
A couple Dali look-a-likes!