The Persistence of Storage by Salvador Dali on web page 428 can be one his most distinguished
works. It is an Essential oil on Canvas 9 1/2 x 13 and was painted in 1931. Dali uses many types of
media in this photo to portray the imagery he wanted.
The First media I known was chiaroscuro. The artwork begins from a bright white and
blue in the top left hand part and eventually ends up fading into darkness. You will find a large figure with a
clock draped over it before the fade to darkness which might symbolize a time in the artists
life in which he was being that his thoughts were fading and dropping into blackness.
The Second media I seen was trompe loeil. This is most noticed with the
seemingly melted watches representing period or recollection draping off a desk and a tree. It is
really a barren landscape with 4 clocks, a desk, fake tree, a blue rectangular mass, and some
mountains in the background. Perhaps he is striving to symbolize his thoughts and memories and
how he was feeling about them at