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The Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali's most famous painting, The Persistence of Memory was completed in 1933. Originally begun as a landscape of the Spanish shore, Dali was moved to include the famous melting-clock imagery after a dream he had following a snack of Camembert cheese - the clocks, therefore, have the texture of the soft cheese. The Persistence of Memory is currently on display in the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City.

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