Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Persistence of Memory

"The Persistence of Memory" by Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dali, was created in 1931 and used oil on canvas. Dali sometimes referred to his paintings as "hand-painted dream photographs" and this painting can definitely be characterized as this. Some art historians thought that the painting may be a visual depiction of the idea behind the Einstein's theory of relativity, that time itself is relative and not fixed. I personally like that he uses the colors of faint brown, yellow and different blue colors to create this painting. This painting is only 9 1/2 by 13" inches.

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