These Techniques Helped Salvador Dali Get Creative

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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.

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