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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dalí, Salvador


The Persistence of Memory
1931
Oil on canvas
24 cm × 33 cm (9.5 in × 13 in)
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Salvador Dalí (1904 - 1989)
Spanish painter.
The Persistence of Memory is one of his most recognizable works.
The soft watches are an unconscious symbol of the relativity of space and time, a Surrealist meditation on the collapse of our notions of a fixed cosmic order.
It is widely recognized and frequently referenced in popular culture.