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Daily Art (5/11/20) – The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali

Daily Artwork — “The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, Salvador Dali, 1952-54”

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1952-54– The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory. Oil on Canvas. Surrealism style. Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989). Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA.

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Daily Art – Regalia, Edward Wadsworth

Daily Artwork — “Regalia, Edward Wadsworth, 1928”

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1928– Regalia.  Oil paint on canvas. Surrealism style. Edward Wadsworth (1889-1949). Tate Gallery, London, UK.

Regalia combines a still life of antiquated and modern marine instruments with a view of the open sea. The sailor’s equipment is given almost royal status as the shapes subtly echo the regalia of sceptre, orb and chain. Wadsworth was fascinated by machinery and collected maritime equipment so that he could paint directly from it.

 
The stark clarity of his style is comparable to the ‘metaphysical’ paintings of the Italian artist Giorgio de Chirico. It injects a sense of mystery and gives the objects a presence that makes them seem like a monument.

Gallery label, July 2008″ © Tate 

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Daily Art – The Harmony of the Spheres, Salvador Dali

Daily Artwork — “The Harmony of the Spheres, Salvador Dali, 1978”

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1978 — The Harmony of the Spheres. Oil on Canvas. Surrealism style. Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989). Gala-Salvador Dali Foundation, Figueras, Spain.

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