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Great artist spitting on a portrait of his mother

May 11 2009
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May 11, 1720 was born the famous Baron Munchausen. Is a historical fact that the German Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Munchausen (1720 - 22.2.1797), whose name has become synonymous with a rare braggart and liar, a few years in the Russian army, participating in wars against the Turks.

After resigning and returning to his home in Hanover, Munchausen became famous as a storyteller of extraordinary stories that happened to him during his military campaigns, hunting, etc. The household is the name of the Baron was in England after the publication of German writer Rudolf Raspe stories of Munchausen.

May 11, 1904 was born the legendary surrealist - a famous Spanish painter Salvador Dali (1904-1989). From an early age, El Salvador would be an artist and to ten years of oil paintings have a vivid picture of "Helen of Troy." At age 17 his father sent him to the Academy of Art in Madrid, where the young man managed to get a few prizes for the best work and be dismissed from school for one year for inciting students to revolt against the wrong, in his opinion, the appointment of professors.

In his youth, the artist was influenced by different styles in art, but in 1928 his friend the artist Joan Tiro introduced him to Surrealism. Dali soon became a leader of this trend. During the 60-year-old creative life, Salvador Dali has created nearly two thousand paintings. He also wrote and illustrated books, made the scenery for plays, ballets, and worked in advertising. As an eccentric and brilliant man, Dali is constantly searching for the attention of press and society.

During his first trip to America - the money for it, he borrowed from Pablo Picasso - Dali showed reporters met him now, where there was a picture of his naked girlfriend Gala (Galina Dyakonov) with lamb chops on her shoulders. When asked where do the chops, he replied: "It's very simple. I love the gala and I love lamb chops. Here they are together. Perfect harmony! "

When Daly had to give a lecture in New York, he appeared in the audience dressed in shades of turquoise and a diving helmet. "It will be convenient to drop into the depths of the subconscious" - seriously, said the artist. He could calmly say: "Sometimes I spit on the portrait of his mother, and it pleases me." However, despite the fact that the strangeness of his life competing with his work, Daly said that he - the only sane person.

In his autobiography, a brilliant artist wrote: "The clown is not really me, and our terribly cynical and callous society, so naively playing into the seriousness that it helps him the best way to conceal his own folly. And I never tire of it repeated! - I'm not crazy. "

May 11, 1949 in New York was sold first camera instant photography - the famous "Polaroid." Then, this camera was worth 89 U.S. 95 cents. Founded inventor Edwin Land - he came up with stereoscopic glasses, and security drivers from the glare. He did not live up to the bankruptcy firm with 10 years of age.

Having obtained for their lives, more than 500 patents, the Land was too confident in his company's integrity - he was fired from there for 9 years before his death. Bankrupt in 2001, Polaroid was sold in 2005, a little-known Petters Group for 426 million dollars.


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