Salvador Dali and Gala are one of the most impressive, lavish, bizarre and most special tandem among lovers of all time. They are not only dedicated to their love as poets and kings of antiquity, but emotionally generous, self-willed and dedicated to eachother.
Elena Ivanovna Dyakonova, called from Dali Gala, was born in Russia in August 1984. In 1915 she married the French poet Paul Eluard and entered the post-war social life, becoming one of the muses of the French capital.
1929 is memorable for her, because then she meets the 1904 born Salvador Dali in the Spanish Pyrenees. He was captured by the challenging Russian woman and when he finally dares to explain his love, she says: "Don't you realize that we'll never be apart again?"
Because of his love for Gala, he terminated the relationship with his family and his father cursed him. Since then, Gala and Dali are always together until the end of his days. She introduces him to the artistic elite of Paris, and he defines her as his muse, lover, mother, confidante. It is claimed that Gala had a huge enigmatic power over Slavador. In addition to a large ectent she is precisely the reason for his incredible popularity worldwide and their big wealth thanks to his art.
In 1948 the couple gave to the Vatican a canvas and legalized their relationship with God. In Spain at that time, Franco was in power and Gala instisted on good relations with both Church and Franco. Then began their most successful period - from 1948 ro 1978 Gala and Slavador Dali are surrounded by luxury and lead a secular life around the world. Among their friends were were Greta Garbo, Federico Garcia Lorca, Pablo Pisako, Walt Disney.
Gala died on june 10, 1982 and was embalmed and buried in the crypt of the Púbol castle, which was a gift from Salvador for her. He was devastated, but lived another six years. At their house in Port League, in a crack on the wall soon after his death they found a note from Gala, which is testament of the unknown to the society kind of love and complete devotion to the artist: "Let him do well and still be a great artist, as I always wanted him to be. Let me stay always beautiful."
This is the bonus post to this one, I was talking about. This time I decided to entertain your daylights with the short and quite interesting love story of one of the most famous artists of 20th century. I actually took the info from an unknown Bulgarian source and translated it, cuz it's quite hard to find something on the intertent about both Salvador and Gala's life. So the credits go there! And since I love art a lot and am interested of all it's aspects, I was pretty pleased to fill up my mind with some new art history information... Feel free to follow! :)