Calendar Curiosities – Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí
Okay here’s the thing – I could write endlessly about Salvador Dalí; his life, his art, his genius, madness and goofiness, how he and the other Surrealists were heavily influenced by early psychology, how he incorporated atomic theory into his art, how he has influenced me since I was 15-years-old and so on, for pages and pages and pages. Instead, I will direct you lovely folks to his Wikipedia page because he was a fascinating person and you should learn about him and enjoy his wonderful artwork. In honor of his 108th birthday, I have made a Dalí paper doll that I hope captures a little of his essence. There is a burning giraffe involved. Also the famous lobster phone. Right after the jump.
It should be noted that today is also the birthday of physicist Richard Feynman. Luckily, Amy has already made a Feynman paper doll for use on an occasion such as this.