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Persistence of Memory

Salvador Dali was a famous twentieth-century Spanish painter.  His wildly imaginative paintings made him a leader of the art movement called Surrealism.  One of Dali’s best-known works is The Persistence of Memory (1931), which now is located at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.  This painting features the famous melting clocks or watches.  (The Persistence of Memory is not to be confused with a similar work that Dali painted later called The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory.)        


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Term

  • Dali, Salvador (Subject)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • N7113 .D3
  • ND813 .D3

Circulating Books and Resources – A Selected List

  • Bradbury, Kirsten.  Essential Dali.  2000b.

                          Call Number: ND813 .D3 B73 2000b

  • Duane, O. B.  Discovering Art: Salvador Dali.  1996.

                         Call Number: N7113 .D3 D82 1996

  • Low, Adam (Producer and Director.)  Dali.  (DVD.)  1999.

                         Call Number: N7113 .D3 D25 1999

  • Maddox, Conroy.  Salvador Dali: Eccentric and Genius. 1990.

                        Call Number: ND813 .D3 M32 1990

  • Swinglehurst, Edmund.  Salvador Dali: Exploring the Irrational. 1996a.

                       Call Number: ND813 .D3  S846  1996a

Reference Materials

  • Art History (Revised Second Edition) - (by Stokstad).  2005. 

                       Call Number: REF  N5300 .S923 2005                              

o   Pg. 1065

  • Gardner’s Art Through the Ages (Twelfth Edition). 2005.

                        Call Number: REF N5300 .G25 2005 

o     Pgs.  998-999

  • Great Artists of the Western World: Fantasy and Surrealism. 1988.

                        Call Number: REF N40 .G774 1988

o   Vol. 6, pgs. 120-121

  • Penguin Concise Dictionary of Art History. 2000.

                        Call Number: REF N5300 .F64 2000

o   Pg. 174

Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Art and Architecture Complete
  • Oxford Art Online

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, VCC East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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