Living Still Life, painted by Salvador Dali in 1956, is an oil on canvas painting created to express the dynamic combination and complexity of stillness and motion that goes almost unnoticed every day. Viewers are drawn in to observe the masterpiece initially by the bright red, mellow blue, and vibrant red
colors used in the scenic view painted before them. In essence, the painting is of a medium length rectangular, wooden table partially extending from a room inside of an apartment or condo, out onto a balcony with cast iron railings. The ocean
and general warmth of the colors used adds a curious, yet inviting tone to the piece. There are many objects strategically positioned on top of and above the table which work together to create the busy, chaotic unity and balance that is ever present in the piece.