With The Persistence Of Memory Analysis

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Humans are complex beings that are always trying to progress onward, whether it would be through physical strength or through self-expression. To be human, there is a craving for something more and something that can move themselves from where they are to elsewhere. They can move forward, to the left or the right. They also could go up or diagonally, taking any and all chance they can to keep moving. The fact is they must use what they have learned from those before them to progress on. They also are influenced by their current environments that help dictate which direction they will be taking. In this small essay, the time periods of impressionism and surrealism will be used to showcase the humans ' power to create something new from the …show more content…
The melted clock represents how memories can persist for a long time, but as more time passes, memories will become deformed and different from the original memory. In the painting, Sunrise (Claude Monet, 1872), it shows another landscape of a harbor waking up to start the day. The sun 's reflection is long to represent the path that it was taking as Monet was painting while having contrasting bright and darker colors to give off the feeling of darkness fighting with the light, as the morning sunrise always brings light to the dark sky. Both are of a landscape that the audience are able to understand, giving something for them to grasp a hold of. Both are also abstract as well, not conforming to the rigid and confined art style. They differ in the brushstrokes, as the Sunrise (Claude Monet, 1872) has more less strokes and also hurried. In contrast, The Persistence of Memory (Salvador Dali, 1931) has more precise strokes and give a clearer cut picture. The obvious difference is with former being a real scene, while the latter being an imaginary scene, giving two different messages, as stated …show more content…
With impressionism, there was the need to create something that was light and bright in the ashes of a upheaval of a country and with surrealism there was the urge to turn into reality ideas that have not been thought of. In both man is trying to progress onto a different place and bring in a destination for the rest to follow. Impressionism started a small revolution in its art world that the surrealists took on to create an idea that would change the whole world. Surrealism will give way to the next new way, to continuously repeat the cycle of progress. That is how we have become the people we are today, looking forward to what comes

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