萨尔瓦多·达利于1904年5月11日出生于西班牙加泰罗尼亚的菲格雷斯。他的名字叫萨尔瓦多·多明戈·费利佩·哈辛托·达利·多梅内克，达利·德普尔侯爵，这个孩子住在另一个儿子的阴影里，他也叫萨尔瓦多。 这位死去的兄弟“可能是我自己的第一个版本，但是绝对被认为太多了，”达利在自传中写道，“萨尔瓦多达利的秘密生活”。 达利相信他是他的兄弟，转世。 哥哥的照片经常出现在达利的画作中。
达利的自传可能是奇怪的，但他的故事暗示了一个充满愤怒和令人不安的行为的奇怪，闹鬼的童年。 他声称，当他五岁的时候，他从头上掉下一只蝙蝠，并且他被吸引到 – 但是被痊愈。
Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres, Catalonia, Spain on May 11, 1904. Named Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, Marquis of Dalí de Púbol, the child lived in the shadow of another son, also named Salvador. The dead brother “was probably a first version of myself but conceived too much in the absolute,” Dalí wrote in his autobiography, “The Secret Life of Salvador Dalí.” Dalí believed that he was his brother, reincarnated. Images of the brother often appeared in Dalí’s paintings.
Dalí’s autobiography may have been fanciful, but his stories suggest a strange, haunted childhood filled with rage and disturbing behaviors. He claimed that he bit the head off a bat when he was five and that he was drawn to — but cured of — necrophilia.
Dalí lost his mother to breast cancer when he was 16. He wrote, “I could not resign myself to the loss of a being on whom I counted to make invisible the unavoidable blemishes of my soul.”