Perfumed Dreams


Salvador Dali Sleeping with Perfumed Pillow. April 12th, 1942. Image by Bettmann/Corbis

 
 

And it’s off to work goes Salvador Dali. His method of going to work is not that of the ordinary mortal. He lies on a perfumed couch in his studio with a handful of pencils. Perfume is then dropped on his eyelids to influence the character of his dreams, for dreams are the stuff of which surrealism is made.

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