Salvador Dali Melting Clocks refers to an object used in several of the Spanish artist's most famous paintings, with each of them included here along with a special detailed image of the melting clocks themselves, cropped from the rest of the painting. The detailed look at his melting clocks can be seen directly below whilst there are also larger versions of his classic paintings Persistence of Memory and Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory which both feature the clocks within them.
Salvador Dali was a stylish surrealist artist who would put symbolism within most of his paintings right across his long and distinguished career. It is believed that melting clocks refers to Einstein's theory about time being relative and not fixed, with some melting cheese believed to have given the artist the idea for including these objects within his paintings. You can also find Dali paintings discussed here.
Salvador Dali Clocks Paintings
Salvador Dali clocks can be seen strewn about both his Persistence of Memory and Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory surrealist landscape paintings. The painting above offers a more helpful detailed look of the clocks and this underlines the technical talents of the artist who could accurately something as surreal as a real clock melting. Most painters are restricted by their imagination and prefer to only paint items which exist in reality whereas Dali had the technical and mental ability to achieve much more.
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Persistence of Memory painting by Salvador Dali
Persistence of Memory has been held in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1934 and is amongst the most famous oil paintings from the entire career of Salvador Dali. It is another example of his common method for setting symbolic objects against an inspiring background scene which together produce a truly memorable painting that shows of the merits of surrealist painting to the full.
The Persistence of Memory came around in 1931 and whilst regarded as his finest painting, also was joined that year by other notable paintings including The Old Age of William Tell, and William Tell and Gradiva. Salvador Dali lived a highly productive life throughout the 20th century and achieved success in a wide range of art media, far beyond just the oil on canvas paintings included here. His main media included Painting, Drawing, Photography, Sculpture, Writing and Film.
Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory painting by Salvador Dali
Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory was a follow up to the 1931 classic, The Persistence of Memory and followed in 1954 after being worked on for two years. Crucifixion (Corpus Hypercubus) and Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by the Horns of Her Own Chastity were the other two critical works to have come from Dali's career during this period. The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory is now stored at the Salvador Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The painting was initially called The Chromosome of a Highly-coloured Fish's eye starting the Harmonious Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory in yet another example of the grand names given by Dali to many of his paintings which further added to their surreal and unusual nature and were meant to descriptively tell the viewer the purpose of each. Dali created both of these paintings in very small sizes which surprises most when considering the detail that he manages to fit into both.
The paintings above cover the main topic of Salvador Dali's Melting Clocks but his career features hundreds of other classic oil paintings and mixed media works. Please see below for a summarised list of his greatest paintings, with many of them featured underneath.
Melting Clocks painting by Salvador Dali
Person at the Window painting by Salvador Dali
Landscape with Butterflies painting by Salvador Dali
Swans Reflecting Elephants painting by Salvador Dali
Female Figure with Head of Flowers painting by Salvador Dali
Ship painting by Salvador Dali
Idylle Atomique painting by Salvador Dali
Soft Watch at the Moment of First Explosion painting by Salvador Dali
Galatea of the Spheres painting by Salvador Dali
Spain painting by Salvador Dali
Raphaelesque Head Exploded painting by Salvador Dali
Rose Meditative painting by Salvador Dali
Musical Tempest painting by Salvador Dali
Mirage painting by Salvador Dali
Dream Caused by the Flight of a Bee around a Pomegranate painting by Salvador Dali
Burning Giraffe painting by Salvador Dali
Cinquenta Tigre Real painting by Salvador Dali
Ghost of Vermeer painting by Salvador Dali
Temptation of St Anthony painting by Salvador Dali
Young Virgin Auto-Sodomized by Her Own Chastity painting by Salvador Dali
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