The persistence of Memory By Salvador Dali
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The Persistence of Memory is a 1931 painting by Salvador Dalí. The artwork is also called Soft Watches, Droopy Watches, The Persistence of Time, and Melting Clocks. The size of the painting is just 9.5 inches by 13 inches. The masterpiece First appeared at the Julien Levy Gallery in 1932, After its display, a patron bought the piece and gave it to Museum of modern art, since 1934 the artwork has been in the gathering of the Museum.
Its landscape comes from Dali’s childhood. In The Persistence of Memory, the shadow of Mount Pani wraps the frontal area, while Cape Creus and its rugged drift lie out of sight. Many art historians accentuate that the central figure in the canvas is a self-portrait of Dali.
The distinct yet dreamlike view reflects a Freudian accentuation on the fantasy landscape while the liquefied watches may allude to Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, in which the researcher references the distortion of existence.
|The Persistence of Memory