Salvador Dali grades

The Greatest Artists in History

Salvador Dali grades

The Greatest Artists in History

In 1979 Salvador Dali graded, what he regarded, as the greatest painters in history. He judged them using 9 categories of 20 points of each and came up with a surprising list.

Salvador Dali selects the World’s Greatest Artists

Step into the mesmerizing world of Salvador Dali’s visionary mind as we delve into a captivating journey through his personal selection of the greatest painters in history. In 1979, the enigmatic Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali compiled an extraordinary list that not only showcases his own artistic discernment but also sheds light on the essence of artistic brilliance.

Watch Salvador Dali’s list of the Greatest Painters in History

Salvador Dali lists the Greatest Painters in History

Join us as we explore Salvador Dali’s unique ranking system, where he meticulously evaluated each artist in nine distinct categories: technique, inspiration, colour, design, genius, composition, originality, mystery, and authenticity. A maximum of 20 points was allocated to each category, creating a comprehensive and intriguing framework in which to judge artistic genius.

Salvador Dali himself claimed the 5th position in his esteemed list, a testament to his own exceptional self-awareness, creative prowess and his ego. In 4th place, we encounter the legendary Leonardo da Vinci, the Renaissance polymath whose innovations transcend time. The 3rd spot is occupied by the masterful Diego Velázquez, whose groundbreaking techniques left an indelible mark on art history.

As we ascend the ranks, the 2nd position is claimed by none other than Raphael, the renaissance master, whose ethereal works continue to captivate hearts across generations. And securing the pinnacle of artistic excellence, according to Dali’s discerning eye, is Johannes Vermeer. Discover how Vermeer’s mastery of light and meticulous attention to detail earned him the coveted title of Dali’s ultimate artistic luminary.

Don’t miss out on the chance to witness Salvador Dali’s artistic pantheon firsthand – hit that play button above and briefly skip through great works by these artistic genius’s.

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“He who works with his hands is a labourer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.
He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.”

Saint Francis of Assisi