The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí
Height: 27 in
Width: 24 in
Poster of "The Persistence of Memory" by Salvador Dali.
"La Persistencia de la Memoria" (1931), or "The Persistence of Memory" (and also known by some as "Melting Clocks"), is the most famous painting by surrealist artist Salvador DalÃ. The painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City since 1934. It is very widely recognized and is a frequent reference in popular culture. This well-known surrealistic piece epitomizes DalÃ's theory of '"softness" and "hardness," which was central to his thinking at the time. Many also consider that the melting watches were there to literally symbolize the irrelevance of time.