Salvador Dalí - The Persistence of Memory (1931)

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Are Dalì’s melting clocks actually melting Camembert cheeses in the sun? Let’s find out!

Art History Online presents 'The Persistence of Memory 'by Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí (1904-1989).

The painting is known by various names; The Soft Watches, Droopy Watches, The Persistence of Time, and Melting Clocks.

We’re going to adress the most common interpretations of ‘The Persistence of Memory’, but we’re also taking look at it’s visual qualities.