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The first Dali painting I ever saw was on the back of a matchbox. It was The Persistence of Time. The image of the melting clocks image is one I’ve never forgotten.

The first time I saw a Dali painting in the flesh was at the Met. It was Madonna; the one with the pink dots that looks abstract at first, but as you move further back a woman is visible holding a child, and if you move further back the two appear nestled in the hollow of an ear. The painting made my mind explode.

The condensation of shifting images, senseless, surreal scenes. I won’t say that these paintings make more sense to me after having taken this class, but viewing Dali’s work makes me feels as though I’m dreaming.

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~ by owls on May 22, 2010.

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