Salvador Dali was a man, to say the least unpredictable. What can we say, he talked about space and time in two ways. On the one hand, he understood perfectly well what properties matter has, and various kinds of nuances that would be more interesting for a scientist, but certainly not for a man of art, and certainly not for an outstanding artist. But, just the opposite.
It is said that somehow at dinner, when Salvador ate its favorite soft cheese, he didn’t get the idea that matter could be supple, soft, and volatile like this cheese. And imagine, he plunged into this problem so deeply that he immediately interpreted all his arguments and thoughts on this subject into an artistic work of art.
At first looking at the picture, it seems to us a complete nonsense, curves, and inaccurate lines, watches, like a little jelly state, etc. But the more you look into this picture and think about the passage of time not as a solid value, which is not subject to anything, and that all our ideas about matter are quite erroneous, then everything immediately falls into place. It is possible to interpret this canvas in many ways, but the total output will be the same.
For example, a key that is quite large, and most likely it opens some big lock, behind which is a big secret, such as the secret of the universe or the meaning of life. But, unfortunately, as we see, this key is lost somewhere in the endless and endless sands of time, which symbolize that time, although it has a certain vector, it is only because we think so. And in fact, time is infinite, like this desert.
At the same time, the clock, which, as we see, is curved, just as the vector of time can bend, also lies on these serene sands, Dali’s idea becomes clear, that can be quite pliable and not belong to themselves.