AN EXPLORATION OF ART HISTORY
Here is a Hello Kitty mug that references surrealist artist Salvador Dali.
Salvador Dali was a spanish artist who was an established surrealist painter. In his paintings, sculptures, and jewelry he explored dream like scenes. Besides the themes of his paintings he is a very realistic painter. His brushstrokes are hard to distinguish and his colors are naturally accurate.
On the mug we see Dali’s exaggerated mustache that he is commonly known for. Not only did he grow this mustache but he also incorporated it in his work.