About Table Melting Clock – Time Warp – Salvador Dali-inspired
This decorative Table Melting Clock is the perfect accent of surreal art to decorate your home. This fun and eye-catching table melting clock is inspired in the recurrent iconography used in the works of the surrealist Spaniard artist, Salvador Dalí. This Table melting clock does not need additional mounting hardware, it is ready to rest on your favorite table or shelf and give everyone the time in a new and surreal way! In 1931, Dali painted his first melting clock. He said he was inspired one hot day while working in his studio when he noticed some runny Camembert cheese. To Dali, the oozing cheese resembled a melting clock, so immediately he painted three melting watches on his canvas, capturing the public’s imagination for succeeding generations. Dalí challenges the rigidity and fixed concept of Time, through his depiction of a melted clock. Thus, eloquently challenging the overreliance of society on Time. Suggesting in various works, that like everything in our environment the concept of time itself is subject to decay and arguably of one day, potentially reaching an end. More details on Table Melting Clock – Salvador Dali-inspired:
- Dimensions: 6.5″ x 5.2″ x 7.6″H inches
- Weight: 1 lb (est)
- Color: Silver color frame, White, Black (details).
- Additional Features: Easy-set Quartz Movement, Battery operated.
- Requires “AA” Size, 1.5V Alkaline Battery (not included).
About Salvador Dalí
The artist who above all others symbolizes Surrealism in the public imagination is the Spaniard, Salvador Dalí. Not only in his paintings but his writings, his utterances, his actions, appearance, his iconic mustache and his genius for publicity have made the word “Surrealism” a common noun in all languages, denoting art that is irrational, erotic, mad–and fashionable. The Surrealists’ exploration of the human psyche and dreams reached new heights in Dalí’s extravagant works. In his paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and designs for furniture and movies, Dalí probed a deeply erotic dimension, studying the writings of Richard von Krafft-Ebing and Sigmund Freud, and inventing what he called the “paranoiac-critical method” to assist his creative process. Dalí’s surrealist works are characterized by their haunting allegorical empty space where even time has ended. An eerie, never-setting sun usually illuminates the barren landscapes, with often amorphous and imaginary creatures in the foreground. Dalí rendered every detail of this dreamscape with precise control, striving to make the world of his paintings convincingly real–in his words, to make the irrational concrete.