Anaylisis of salvidor dali's "persistince of memory" and august rodin's "the thinker"

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Salvidor Dali's

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 Dalí's most memorable

Surrealist works, indeed the one with which he

is most often associated is The Persistence of

Memory. It shows a typical Dalínian

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 Dalí 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 Dalí's Surrealism. They are

literally meant to show the irrelevance of time.

When Dalí was alone with Gala and his

paintings in Cape Creus, he felt that time had

little, perhaps no significance for him.

The warm,

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.

August Rodin's

The Thinker



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...