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"The eternity of memory" is a 1931 oil on canvas by Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dali.
"The eternity of memory" depicts a deathly quiet wilderness with the technique of pocket noodles. A sea as calm as a mirror, a flat sand beach, a desolate coast, and a square platform, a board, a tree that is impossible in this environment. Surface outstanding performance like soft cake like three clocks and a red clock without deformation, covered with black ants above, square table on a soft table is also a fly.
On a dead beach, the distant sea and mountains were bathed in the last rays of the sun. A "sibuxiang" monster with long eyelashes and closed eyes, like a fish or a horse in a dream, was lying on the beach in front. Beside the monster was a platform with a dead tree growing on it, and a metal plate covered with flies, which seemed to be being eaten by flies. Draw the most oddly three clocks and watches, they all became soft, feel free to bend, appear soft collapse collapse, like bread, or hang on the dead, or at the edge of the platform, or in the monster's back, as if these clocks are not load, the exhausted loose easily. Here time is violently distorted and stops, as if everything has been melted into the unconscious.
Like all surrealist painters. Dali was also influenced by Freud's "unconscious" theory when he painted this painting. According to Dali, the painting represented a "personal dream and hallucination revealed by Freud," in which each thought in one's dream was an idea one could not choose, and the painter was responsible for recording one's subconscious as precisely as possible. In search of this surreal illusion, Dali went to a mental hospital to learn about the patient's consciousness. For Dali, the words and actions of the mentally ill are often the most sincere reflections of the unconscious world. In August 1931, Dali finished the eternity of memory.
The objects in "the eternity of memory" are all symbols of soft and dysfunctional creatures, which express a certain painful and helpless life reality. The themes contained in Dali's paintings were mainly inspired by Freud and mainly aimed at expressing a dreamlike and uniform world.
This unique expression of the crazy passing of time implies the inevitable power of personal emotion under the pressure of the material world.
On the painting, one can clearly see the various objects in the painter's paintings scattered in disorder and without fixed positions. Especially with the background of that kind of helpless style, the whole painting gives people illusory and cold, a sense of loss.
Dali's technique of expression is a kind of incomplete beauty, which fully expresses the charm of surrealism painting and makes people fascinated, which is not unrelated to the painter's efforts in painting research.
The beach and the steps in the background are not in the same perspective, and each object has a true prototype, which is at the same time arranged in an unrelated and illogical way, showing the extreme irrationality and absurdity.
The overall color of the picture is rich with distinct light and shade. Under the background of brown and yellow, the color contrast between the blue sky and the orange cabinet is strong.
National secondary artists yong-sheng Yang: it is necessary to know the world famous paintings of the "in" eternal memories ", Dali, in the form of a beyond normal sense juxtapose ordinary object, distortion or deformation, and painted them a fine at the same time, almost not miss the lifelike degree, thus creating a sense of reality can cause hallucinations, gives the audience to see a real life don't see strange and interesting.
After "the eternity of memory" was completed, the painting was spotted and bought by the American art dealer Julian levy, and "the eternity of memory" was sold again and again, eventually being collected by the museum of modern art in New York.
On June 15, 1931, Dali opened an important exhibition at the Pierre cole gallery, showing sixteen paintings, including "the eternity of memory."
Dali's works, including the eternity of memory, were exhibited in a group exhibition at the Julian levy gallery in 1932.
Author's brief introduction
Salvador Dali (1904-1989) was a master of surrealism in the 20th century. Born in Barcelona, Spain, figueras. Once studied in the Madrid academy of fine arts, since childhood has shown a different personality. His works are full of strange, magical colors and dream-like images. He is also a controversial and controversial figure. However, it is an indisputable fact that his works enjoy enduring reputation in different fields and different people. His representative works include the eternity of memory, the temptation to conform to desire, the dream caused by flying bees, galali's image, saint Antoine, Columbus's dream and so on.