Saturday, April 11, 2015

Paying Respects to Salvador Dalí...and the Sapphire Martini

Salvador Dali - Photographer Unknown
So one of my favorite artists is Salvador Dalí. Dalí was a rather famous Surrealist artist who was totally cool and crazy and whose art was every bit as cool and crazy. Why I love Dalí's work so much is that it really makes you think. First off it makes you think what was this guy smoking second it makes you think was this guy indeed a genius? But seriously, his work invokes some very interesting imagery that makes you stop and investigate what his vision really is.

So anyway, probably his most well known, and certainly one of my favorite pieces of his is called The Persistence of Memory. You know the one, it has melting clocks, and a monster-ish half of a guys face in the dirt (which he used to represent himself in many of his paintings) which also has a clock melting on it.
The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dali

So I have loved this work for a long time and one night while drinking a very lovely Bombay Sapphire Gin martini I got the inspiration to do my own piece in honor of The Persistence of Memory and I wanted to call mine The Persistence of Martini.

Well, it's taken me a while, but it is finally done and I am sharing here. This piece took me quite a while because I kept going back to try and get the composition right as well as make the content applicable not only to the martini theme I was creating but also to Dalí's original work. So here you go, I hope you enjoy it, and if you don't right away go toss down a few stiff martini's and that will help. Oh, and for more information on Salvador Dali, you can visit

The Persistence of Martini - Andy Knapik

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