My favorite artist from the text is Salvador Dali. In a previous class that I took (History of Art) we learned a lot about Dali and his art works. I chose this painting because Dali used the techniques of realism for a surreal effect by distorting familiar objects and placing them in a hallucinating context. He called his technique "critical paranoia". I like Dali because he put his problems into his work and made it his own type of art.