Essay on “Ana Maria Dali. Salvador Dali through the eyes of his sister. Salvador Dali. Letters of Federico García Lorca. Poems. Saint Sebastian. Federico Garcia Lorca. Ode to Salvador Dali. Letters Salvador Dali and Ana Maria. From the letters to friends”
A book written by Anna Daly about his brother, accused of bias and attempts to rehabilitate the controversial artist in the eyes of the “normal” people far from surreal lifestyle that led the artist. Well, I must say, she succeeded. Childhood, adolescence and youth Dali painted in pastel colors and airy strokes. On the page of the book Anna introduces readers to the little boy to enjoy life under the bright sun Catalan and take the first steps in painting. There is no mention of the pathological fear of grasshoppers and ants, tormenting the young Dalí, his admiration of his excrement on the crazy antics and other amusements surrealist artist. Fans of “Diary of a Genius” will not find in a book anything close to what he wrote himself a genius.
Of all the biographers of Dali, perhaps, only Anne managed to create a positive image of the artist and talk about it as an ordinary guy with an unusual talent. A guy who is very sure of himself, who wants to love and be loved, who wants to be great, but does not yet know how. Scandals, demonstrative antics, tantrums and shocking performances – all this will come. In the meantime, the future King of surrealism uncertainly holding brush and looking for ways to express themselves quite harmless.
It is said to Dali book did not like or would not like, which is not surprising. After all, it does not correspond to the myth of the great and inimitable genius, which the artist has created around himself. Anna does not attempt to hoist the Salvador Dali on a pedestal and emphasize its inherent exclusivity. It seems that for her he always remained only a beloved brother, who once preferred notoriety family ties.
And they say that Anna was jealous brother to Lorca. Whether she had good reason? This can reflect, reading correspondence Dali with his best friend and poetic posyascheniya Lorca artist.