Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen
Salvador Dalí’s famous picture “The Persistence of Memory” is a favorite of mine. It has many interpretations, but for me it simply says something about the small importance of time and age. And of course I love the great colors.
The Spanish surrealist Dalí was once asked if Albert Einstein’s theory of special relativity was depicted in his picture. He replied that it was rather the inspiration of watching a Camembert melting in the sun. I find it humorous the way we sometimes tend to intellectualize art more than the artists themselves.
More facts about the picture here.
Yesterday when my husband returned from Spain, he brought me this Dalí inspired clock. Great fun! Now it leans on the bookshelf next to another Spanish favorite: “La catedral del mar” written by Ildefonso Falcones.