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Latin American Modernism Video transcript piano music Steven: At the Museum of Modern Art there is this tiny painting by Salvador Dali, which is the painting that everybody wants to see. That and Starry Night by Van Gogh are the two stars.
We thought it would be really interesting to talk about why this painting is so wildly popular. This is the Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dali. And here I understand why people kind of connect to it now.
I mean anybody who has ever tried to make an album for a rock band is inspired by Salvador Dali.
There is also this kind of fun of, "What are you looking at? Is it so popular? I like the way you put it. There might be more to it. You know, you were talking about album cover art and posters in maybe a dorm room.
This was painted in Dali, the Spanish artist, this Catalin Artist, had just come to Paris and had joined the Surrealist group. When you walk into this painting visually, you enter into this really deep open and lonely space, and is this really quiet image.
You could just kind of wither there and die and no one would care. Even that kind of water in the background. There is almost no movement and I think it does feel very desert-like, very hot.
Literally time has melted, right? But we have this absurd environment. We do have this very naturalistic rendering but the things that are being rendered are not naturalistic at all.
You have ants that seem to be eating and attracted to a piece of metal as opposed to a piece of rotted flesh.
And of course you have the drooping clocks. Time is something that rules us, that is so associated with the industrial culture that we live in, and here it responds to the environment as we respond to the environment. Well one you have that tabletop.
Now there are some identifiable things. The cliffs in the back are, we think, the cliffs of the Catalonian coast in Northern Spain where Dali is from and so this is his childhood perhaps.
Some art historians have concluded that that strange figure, almost a profile face.
Can you make out an eye with extremely long lashes and perhaps a tongue under the nose? This is the whole optical illusion part of Dali. Yeah I thought it was a blanket but now I completely see the eyelashes. I thought it was a duck for a second too.
I see the eyelashes and the top of a nose. Yeah, Dali does that fun thing where one object can actually be several things at once, sometimes really convincingly. Some art historians think this is his face but elusive and very much a kind of dream.
That goes back in the category of is this more that kind of dorm room optical illusion type art. Surrealism positive to that, the rational world that we have so much faith in, was perhaps not worthy of all that faith. The irrational was just as important but was something that we had sublimated.
Something that we had tried to drive out of our life. And the way that these artists and writers thought about it was if only they could retrieve the world of the dream.The Persistence of Memory is by far Salvador Dali’s most recognizable painting, and there are many references to it in popular culture.
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