400th anniversary of 'Quixote' to be feted

MADRID, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- The Spanish region of Castille-La Mancha will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the publication of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra's novel, "Don Quixote" in 2005.

Dali aide ordered to pay for tampering

FIGUERAS, Spain, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A Spanish judge has ordered the personal secretary of surrealist painter Salvador Dali to pay for retouching one of the artist's originals.

Venetian cultural center sold by Fiat

VENICE, Italy, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Palazzo Grassi, one of the finest buildings on Venice's grand canal that served as a cultural center for 17 years, has been sold by financially troubled Fiat.

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, May 11, the 132nd day of 2004 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

German-American art swap begins in Berlin

BERLIN, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- More than 200 modern masterpieces from New York's Museum of Modern Art went on display Friday at Berlin's New National Gallery as part of a cultural exchange.

Czechs plan Salvador Dali museum

PRAGUE, Czech Republic, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A $15.7 million museum devoted to the surrealist art of Salvador Dali is being planned for downtown Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.

Spain begins Salvador Dali centennial

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- A celebration of the centennial of Spanish artist Salvador Dali's birth began this week with an exhibition "Dali and Mass Culture" at Barcelona's Caixa-Forum. The show of 300 of the surrealist master's works in film, fashion, advertising, and photography

Steuben gave U.S. glass its modern glamour

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Between 1930 and 1960 Steuben Glass brought modernity and glamour to American crystal glass that previously were to be found only European glass, especially the engraved crystal produced by Orrefors in Sweden.

Dali's funhouse at 1939 fair recalled

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- One of the sensations of the 1939 World's Fair in New York was Salvador Dali's "Dream of Venus," a funhouse exhibit where for 25 cents you could see nearly nake

The Almanac

Today is Sunday, May 11, the 131st day of 2003 with 234 to follow.
By United Press International

Weekend Traveler

LAS VEGAS, April 25 (UPI) -- National Car Rental is pushing its latest version of "don't stand in line when you pick up your car" service.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International

Of Human Interest: News lite

Gun-toting artist Alfredo Martinez did not get rehabilitated -- he just downsized -- thanks to his stint in prison so far.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

Dali painting missing from N.Y. jail

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- A painting by Salvador Dali that had hung in the Riker's Island jail for more nearly 40 years has apparently been stolen and replaced with a poor copy, police s

Dali painting missing from N.Y. jail

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) --

1930s fashions inspires exhibit

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The fashions of Paris-based society hedonists who danced with the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to the brink of World War II are the subject of a fascinating exhi
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Salvador Dali

Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), commonly known as Salvador Dalí (Catalan pronunciation: ), was a prominent Spanish Catalan surrealist painter born in Figueres.

Dalí was a skilled draftsman, best known for the striking and bizarre images in his surrealist work. His painterly skills are often attributed to the influence of Renaissance masters. His best-known work, The Persistence of Memory, was completed in 1931. Dalí's expansive artistic repertoire includes film, sculpture, and photography, in collaboration with a range of artists in a variety of media.

Dalí attributed his "love of everything that is gilded and excessive, my passion for luxury and my love of oriental clothes" to a self-styled "Arab lineage," claiming that his ancestors were descended from the Moors.

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