At the age of six I wanted to be a cook. At seven I wanted to be Napoleon. And my ambition has been growing steadily ever since.–Salvador Dalì
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a Spanish sculptor, painter and artist primarily known for being an innovator in the Surrealist movement. His theory of “critical paranoia” purported that an artist should cultivate genuine delusion, resembling that of clinical paranoia, while in reality remaining residually conscious that this release of reason was a deliberate and temporary suspension.