As a complete beginner, I just wanted to discuss Dali's painting methods in this close-up of his most famous work;http://images5.fanpop.com/image/photos/31300000/Close-up-Photo-of-Salvador-Dali-s-painting-The-Persistence-of-Memory-fine-art-31351167-1271-1920.jpg
I'm really just awestruck at the fineness of detail on such a small canvas (9.5" x 13"), and the light dry-ish brush strokes near the number "7" on the clock, where the texture of the canvas appears to pixellate the yellow paint, and the fine small brush work on the number '"7" itself, with the a few errant spots of black, and also the errant line of paint on the fly's left foreleg, where he appears to have overshot the mark.
I'm guessing that he worked in layers that dried before applying the next.
This makes me want to go to MoMA with a quality camera, and take some super close-ups, and copy the work.
I wonder if he used a pocket watch as a model, or if he painted entirely from imagination?
Would love to hear any comments/opinions on this work.
I love the flesh tones in the surreal head, which appears to be the more fleshy color over a more muted gray.
No matter how much I zoom in, (control +) more and more details become visible, it's really hard to get down to brush stroke level.
I also marvel at the subtle wood grain on the box.
His wife, Gala, must truly have been stunned when he unveiled it to her for the first time.