The Persistence of Memory

1931, Lithograph
29 x 20.75in(73.66 x 52.71cm)

The famous piece by Dali, represented his theory of softness and hardness. The artist was incorporating an image of a Camembert (a soft cheese) melting in the sun. The melting time pieces may have also represented the passage of time. Ants were often incorporated in his works as a symbol of decay.

Salvador Dali ( 1904 - 1989 ).

Born 11 May, 1904 Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Died 23 January, 1989 (aged 84) Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Resting Place – Crypt at Dali Theatre and Museum, Figueres, Catalonia, Spain

Nationality – Spanish

Education – San Fernardo School of Fine Arts, Madrid, Spain

Movement – Cubism, Dada, Surrealism

Married Gala Dali (Elena Ivanovna Diakonova) (1934-1982)

Notable Work : The Persistance of Memory 1931
The Temptation of St Anthony 1946
The Elephants 1948
Galatea of the Spheres 1952