Why I love Salvador Dali.
This photograph is enough actually to answer the question.
He gave up art school at age 22 because none of the teachers were good enough to judge him.
He said things like "I am very intelligent- I never tell the truth. , " Every morning when I wake up, I experience an exquisite joy - the joy of being Salvadore Dali " " & "If you play a genius you become one". An abandoned wash house was his first studio. He lay in a tub and drew. He said his humor was born there. He often put himself in a trance-like state before painting.
He called it the paranoic critical method and his work hand drawn photographs.
Dali s fame grew, Contemporary artists and the advertising agency have extensively referenced his work. He continues to be a subject of great interest to all artists. Dali popularised surrealism, a means of liberating imagination and it affected culture & literature.