A speed painting of the famous Meditative Rose By Salvador Dali.
For those who think Dali was just a painter of burning giraffes and melting clocks, Meditative Rose makes it clear he was, at times, also a painter of undeniable beauty. Many of his paintings have included roses.
The rose hovers above a tranquil landscape, on which two lovers share a tender, solitary moment. The sun dawns over the horizon, and a dew drop on the bottom petal of the flower is stunningly photographic
Facts on Salvador Dali
Lived: 1904 -1989
Born in: Figueras, Spain
Birthday and astrological sign: May 11, 1904, Taurus
Died: January 23, 1989, Age 86. Artists Edvard Munch and Pierre Bonnard also died on this day in 1944 and 1947 respectively.
Quote: The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.
He and his older brother, who died before he was born, had the same name.
One of the greatest surrealists of our time, best known for his ability to translate dreams into artwork, “hand painted dream photographs” he called them. He was also a sculptor, filmmaker, writer and insane or just wanted people to believe that he was insane.