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The Persistence of Memory
Salvador Dalí, 1931
oil on canvas
24 × 33 cm, 9.4 × 13 in
Museum of Modern Art, New York City

La persistencia de la memoria (1931) or The Persistence of Memory is one of the most famous paintings by artist Salvador Dalí. The painting has also been popularly known as Soft Watches, Droopy Watches, The Persistence of Time or Melting Clocks. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a Spanish surrealist painter of Catalan descent born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain). ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mona Lisa, Oil on wood panel painting by Leonardo da Vinci. ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mona Lisa is perhaps the best-known artistic painting in the Western world. ... Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech, 1st Marquis of Púbol (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), was a Spanish surrealist painter of Catalan descent born in Figueres, Catalonia (Spain). ...


It has been owned by the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1934. It is, however, currently on display at the Salvador Dalí Museum, in St. Petersburg, Florida, (1 February1 June 2008). The Persistence of Memory will return to Museum of Modern Art in June 2008 as part of the exhibition Dalí and Film, on view 29 June15 September 2008. This article is about the museum in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Description

The well-known surrealistic piece introduced the image of the soft melting pocket watch. It epitomizes Dalí's theory of 'softness' and 'hardness', which was central to his thinking at the time. Max Ernst. ... This article is about the portable timepiece. ...


Although fundamentally part of Dalí's Freudian phase, the imagery predicts his transition to the scientific phase, which occurred after the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945. Sigmund Freud His famous couch Sigmund Freud (May 6, 1856 - September 23, 1939) was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, a movement that popularized the theory that unconscious motives control much behavior. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ...


It is possible to recognize a human figure in the middle of the composition, in the strange "monster" that Dalí used in several period pieces to represent himself - the abstract form becoming something of a self portrait, reappearing frequently in his work. Salvador Dalí as photographed in 1934 by Carl Van Vechten Salvador Felip Jacint Dalí Domènech (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989) was an important Catalan-Spanish painter, best known for his surrealist works. ...


In general the tree means life, but, in this case, it has the same function as the rest of the elements in the picture: to impress anxiety and, in a certain way, terror, although it is likely that it was conceived as a functional element on which to drape one of the watches. The golden cliffs in the upper right hand corner are reminiscent of Dalí's homeland, Catalonia, and are derived from the rocks and cliffs at Cape Creus, where the Pyrenees meet the sea. It was there that Dalí and his wife Gala went for solitude. This article is about the Spanish Autonomous Community. ...


History

The original idea of this painting came to Dalí on a hot summer's day. He was at home with a headache while Gala was out shopping. After his meal he noticed some half eaten Camembert cheese and how runny it had become on account of the heat of the sunny day. That night, while he had been searching his soul for something to paint, he had a dream of clocks melting on a landscape. He went back to the unfinished he had been working on, which had a plain landscape with rocky cliffs in the background and a tree on a platform. Over two or three hours he added in the melting pocket watches which made this the iconic image it is today.


The painting was first exhibited in Paris at the Galerie Pierre Colle in 1931, where it was purchased by the New York gallerist Julien Levy for $250. In 1933 it was sold to Mrs. Stanley B. Resor, who donated the piece anonymously to the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1934.


Versions

Salvador Dalí's sculpture from the series "Profile of Time" (1977-1984), with motive of La persistencia de la memoria
Salvador Dalí's sculpture from the series "Profile of Time" (1977-1984), with motive of La persistencia de la memoria

Dalí returned to the theme of this painting with the variation The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (1954), showing his earlier famous work systematically fragmenting into smaller component elements, and a series of rectangular blocks which reveal further imagery though the gaps between them, implying something beneath the surface of the original work; this work is now in the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, while the original Persistence of Memory remains at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Dalí also produced various lithographs and sculptures on the theme of soft watches late in his career. La desintegración de la persistencia de la memoria or The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (oil on canvas, c. ... The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. ... For other uses, see St. ... This article is about the museum in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Lithography is a method for printing on a smooth surface, as well as a method of manufacturing semiconductor and MEMS devices. ... Sculptor redirects here. ...


Cultural references

This painting has become widely recognised, and as such has been parodied in many contemporary art works, and other media too numerous to list in this article.


See also

Entropy is the only quantity in the physical sciences that picks a particular direction for time, sometimes called an arrow of time. ...

Resources

External links

  • The Persistence of Memory in the MoMA Online Collection
  • "Keep your eyes wide shut" by Kelly Grovier in The Observer
  • The TFL approved fanlisting for The Persistence of Memory.
  • The mapping cylinder from the Fomenko et al. book
  • Homotopic Topology
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Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate a Second Before Awakening (1944) is a surrealist painting by Salvador Dalí. According to Dalí, The noise of the bee here causes the sting of the dart that will wake Gala. ... The exterior (shutters) The Temptation (or Temptations) of St. ... The Madonna of Port Lligat is the name of two paintings by Salvador Dalí. The first was created in 1949, measuring 49 x 37. ... Christ of Saint John of the Cross is the name of a painting by Salvador Dalí made in 1951. ... La desintegración de la persistencia de la memoria or The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory (oil on canvas, c. ... Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity, painted by Dali in (1954 to settle a score with his sister, Ana Maria (she wrote a biography giving a different, more negative, point of view on Dali... Completed in 1955 after nine months of work, Salvador Dali’s painting The Sacrament of the Last Supper has remained one of his most popular compositions. ... Still Life Moving Fast (1956) is an oil painting by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí. The painting is originally known as Nature Morte Vivante and was Dalís sixth Masterwork; Dalí described the work as illustrating the decomposition of a fruit dish. ... Salvador Dalí, The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, 1959, oil on canvas, 410 x 284 cm, St. ... Tuna Fishing (1966-1967) Tuna Fishing (Homage to Meissonier) was painted by Salvador Dali in 1966-1967 as is seen by many as one of Dalis last masterpieces. ... The Hallucinogenic Toreador (1968-1970) is a surrealist painting by Salvador Dalí. A large painting — it measures in at 402 x 292 cm — it is displayed at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 451 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2258 × 3000 pixel, file size: 614 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) سلفادور دالي ( 11 مايو 1904 - 23 يناير 1989) (Salvador Dalí) كان فناناً إسبانياً كاتالانياً. يعد دالي من أشهر رسامي القرن العشرين. كرسام بارع، يعرف أكثر لأعماله السريالية المميّزة بصورها الغريبة الشبيهة بالأحلام. مهاراته التصويرية تكون منسوبة في أغلب الأحيان إلى تأثير سادة عصر النهضة. أكمل عمله الأشهر إصرار الذاكرة في عام 1931. ... LÂge dOr (The Golden Age) is a 1930 surrealist film directed by Luis Buñuel and written by Buñuel and Salvador Dalí. The film was financed to the tune of a million francs by the nobleman Vicomte de Noailles, who commissioned a film every year for his... A bacchanale is a dramatic musical composition, often depicting a drunken revel or bacchanal. ... Un Chien Andalou (English: An Andalusian Dog) is a 16-minute[1] surrealist film made in France in 1928 by Spanish writer/directors Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí, and released in 1929 in Paris. ... paranoiac-critical image of Zeus from Destino. ... Note: This page or section contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ... Lobster Telephone Lobster Telephone (also known as Aphrodisiac Telephone) is a surrealist object, created by Salvador Dalí in 1936. ... The Mae West Lips Sofa (1937) is a surrealist object by Salvador Dalí. The wood and satin sofa was shaped after the lips of actress Mae West, who Dalí apparently found fascinating. ... Mariana Pineda is a play by the Spanish playwright Federico García Lorca based on the life of Mariana de Pineda. ... The Castle of Púbol is located in Gerona, Spain. ... A sculpture of Dalís The Persistence of Memory, in front of the Dalí Universe Dalí Universe is a permanent exhibition of art works by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí which is housed in a 3,000 square metre (32,000 square feet) suite of galleries at County Hall in... ESPACE DALí In the heart of Montmartre, ESPACE DALí presents the unique permanent exhibition in France entirely devoted to the Master of surrealism, and more particularly to his sculptures and engravings. ... Main courtyard. ... The Salvador Dalí Museum in St. ... Salvador Dalí is a Warhol film from The Factory about Salvador Dalí visiting the Factory meeting The Velvet Underground. ... The Paranoiac-critical method is a surrealist technique developed by Salvador Dalí in the early 1930s, often employed in the production of paintings and other artworks. ...

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