The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.

  — Salvador Dali


Photo source: Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory  (1931). For an interesting discussion on the piece, click here.

Spanish artist Salvador Dalí (1904 – 1989) was a groundbreaking icon of the Surrealist movement and one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. His work probed the unconscious world of thoughts, dreams and perception in fanciful and nightmarish images influenced by Freud, Cubism, Futurism and metaphysical art. Extraordinarily imaginative, he also sculpted, and contributed to fashion, photography and theater. Dalí’s art has been called the epitome of Surrealism.