Reincarnated Dali

Reincarnated Dali


Salvador Dalí believed he was the reincarnation of his dead older brother.


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Dali believed he was the reincarnation of his older brother also named Salvador Dali, who died during childbirth nine months before Salvador Dali was born. At age 5, Salvador was taken to his brother's grave where his parents told him they believed he was the reincarnation of him.

He believed that from that day on and it heavily affected his work with images of his dead brother appearing embedded in his later works, especially Portrait of My Dead Brother painted in 1963.


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