"a melted clock and other surreal scenes that could have been plucked from the imagination of Dali"
Dali's melted clock
Public DomainDali's melting clocks
In 1931, Salvador Dali (1904 – 1989), the famous Spanish Surrealist painter, painted a masterpiece featuring melting clocks. The Persistence of Memory is considered surreal all the world over and yet is strangely in keeping with the South Pole where all time-zones coalesce.