The Persistence of Memory (7/9)

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This 1931 work is from Spanish painter Salvador Dalí. The melting timepieces hint at a dissatisfaction with the world of precision and commitment that constituted the early twentieth century. It’s a hallmark of Surrealism, a movement visible in art, literature, and thought that explored unconscious energies beyond the confines of the observable mind.

Written by Megan Pontin

Enthusiastic word-collector, avid pancake-consumer, and experienced hammock-lounger. Student at Cornell University.

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