Painted in 1931, Persistence of Memory
expresses the eternal theme of time and the limitation of our existence
with the boundary of time. Perhaps this is why this painting has been
reproduced more than any of his other work. The concern for time, how
we use time, where time goes, what time means is eternal and feels
as relevant today than ever. Insects crawling over the watch
suggest death and decay, the never ending cycle with life.
than life watches melt over a tree branch, drape a dead man's head,
and turn the corner of a landscape within this fantastic painting.
Dali paints what seem to be varied dimensions of time and space within
a haunting landscape of geometry and desert.
Persistence of Memory
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