The Persistence of Memory
oil on canvas
24 x 33 cm
Many of Salvidor Dali's paintings had
landscapes from that were familier to him from
his youth. This painting is a surrealist painting.
The rocks in the backround to the right are of
Cape Creus. One of DalÃÂ's most memorable
Surrealist works, indeed the one with which he
is most often associated is The Persistence of
Memory. It shows a typical DalÃÂnian
landscape(were Dali lived as a child), with the
rocks of Cape Creus jutting up in the
background. In the foreground, a sort of
amorphous self portrait of DalÃÂ seems to melt.
Three Separate Melting Watch images even out
the foreground of the work. The melting watches
are one symbol that is commonly associated
with Salvador DalÃÂ's Surrealism. They are
literally meant to show the irrelevance of time.
When DalÃÂ was alone with Gala and his
paintings in Cape Creus, he felt that time had
little, perhaps no significance for him.
summery days seemed to fly by without any real
indication of having passed. This is one of the
things that inspired him to do this painting. What
inspired Salividor to have the drooping or melting
clocks was a melting peace of cheese.
71,5 x 40 x 58 cm
The Thinker was the first work by Rodin to be
set up in a public place. It was placed in front of
the Pantheon on 21 April 1906 during an intense
political and social crises which turned this
sculpture into a socialist symbol. In 1922, using
as a the statue created an obstacle during
ceremonies, it was transported, with its
pedestal, to the garden of the Hotel Biron which
had by then become the Rodin Museum. Another...