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Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:00pm - 6:30pm
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FREE

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Dalí's Persistence of Memory: From the Universal to the Ultra-local

With its swarming ants and soft watches, no artwork has been so singularly responsible for disseminating a particular understanding of Surrealism as Salvador Dalí’s The Persistence of Memory (1931). Surprisingly, however, this “10 x 14 inches of Dalí dynamite” has been analyzed only meagerly beyond Dalí’s own post-facto description that the painting alluded to Einstein’s theory of relativity combined with an overripe cheese. This paper introduces new research into this familiar painting – its origins, personal symbolism, and trajectory to become one of the most recognizable images of modern art.

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Anna Lovatt
annalovatt@smu.edu
214.768.3843