Artists

These Techniques Helped Salvador Dali Get Creative

Salvador Dali was an iconic surrealist painter, though apparently he didn't think very highly of himself artistically. Dali said in interviews that he was a bad painter, claiming that he was too intelligent to paint well. Dali, who was known for his imaginative and creative imagery, created a technique called the "paranoiac-critical method," which involved creating a self-induced paranoid state that enabled him to create irrational connections between objects and visualize his subconscious mind.

Written by Curiosity Staff May 9, 2016