The Persistence of Memory
The Persistence of Memory (Catalan: La persistència de la memòria) is a 1931 painting by artist Salvador Dalí and one of the most recognizable works of Surrealism. First shown at the Julien Levy Gallery in 1932, since 1934 the painting has been in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, which received it from an anonymous donor. It is widely recognized and frequently referred to in popular culture, and sometimes referred to by more descriptive titles, such as “Melting Clocks”, “The Soft Watches” or “The Melting Watches”. Danilo had a particular connection with this painting. Dali, with his very unique interpretation of the world and singular persona, always captured Danilo’s imagination since he was a child. In 2023 he decided to create a mosaic rendition.