Via Flickr: Salvador Dali (1904-1989), Sun Table (1936), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Zonnetafel
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Via Flickr: Salvador Dali, Spanish, 1904-1989
Dorothy Spreckles Munn, 1942. Oil on Canvas. Signed and dated lower right: Gala Salvador Dali/1942. Gift of Mrs. Charles A. Munn to the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1989.
Dorothy Spreckels Munn (1913-2000) was the younger daughter of Alma and Adolph Spreckels, founder of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor. A prominent San Franciscan and a generous patron of the arts, she lived in Paris for many years, finally moving to Palm Beach, Florida with her husband, Charles Munn.
El Greco (medieval Castilian for “the Greek”) is the name by which Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος Domênikos Theotokópoulos de Candia (1541, Heraklion, Crete,Greece – April 7, 1614, Toledo, Spain), a Greek-Spanish painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish school, is best known.
He was a painter in Crete, where he was born, and first trained as an icon painter. At the age of twenty-six, he journeyed to Venice and to Rome where he studied under Titian. In 1577 he emigrated to Toledo — at the time the ecclesiastical capital of Spain — where he produced his mature works, and led a successful career as a painter of altarpieces and portraits. Many of El Greco’s works are on display at Madrid’s Museo del Prado.