By Tabitha

This iconic and much-reproduced painting called The Persistence of Memory (1931), depicts a scene with watches melting slowly on rocks and the branch of a tree, with the ocean as a backdrop. The original artist, Dali, uses the concept of hard and soft in this painting. This concept may be illustrated in a number of ways; like the human mind moving from the softness of sleep to the hardness of reality.

In his masterpiece, Dali uses melting watches and rocks to represent the soft and hard aspects of the world respectively. The Persistence of Memory is considered one of the greatest masterpieces of twentieth century art. It is not only the most famous painting of Salvador Dali but also the most renowned artwork in Surrealism.

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