Lithograph

Salvador Dali 1975

The famous melting clocks within numerous Dali pieces symbolise time’s omnipresence and demonstrates it’s power over humans. Dalí’s vision of runny Camembert cheese melting in the light is claimed to have inspired him to create the soft watch.

This work is part of the “Imagination and Objects of the Future” portfolio, which is full of Dalí’s fantastical creations of futuristic luxuries and extravagances. The suite of 10 dry point etchings combined with lithography and collage were inspired by his extensive research on a variety of scientific topics, including physics, biology, and arithmetic. These encompass the concept of Dali imagining himself as the 20th century Leonardo da Vinci, giving to the world what he imagined the future would hold.