Salvadore Dali- The persistence of memory (1931) painting depicts time as a series of melting watches surrounded by swarming ants that hint at decay, an organic process in which Dali held an unshakeable fascination. The important distinction between hard and soft objects, associated by Dali with order and putrefaction respectively, informs his work method in subverting inherent textual properties found : http://www.theartstory.org/artist-dali-salvador.htm
Salvadore Dali -The Burning Giraffe I personally like the composition of the figures, such as the long legs and thin features using daily objects to give it an abstract juxtaposition. mixing natural forms with man made structures. This gives me an idea for a future sculpture
Salvador Dali - Soft Construction With Beans This painting is an allegorical response to the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939, but it is also a garish and gruesome depiction of a body destroying itself. Dali painted this work prior to General Franco's invasion, yet it predicts the violence, anxiety, and doom many Spaniards felt during Franco's later rule. Soft Construction with Boiled Beans expresses his sexual obsessions as well as his political outrage…
Rene Magritte - The healer (1967) Magritte's work does not try to convey symbolism, his intentions are exposed, directly showing the viewers. I like his direct approach to his artwork and the meaning conveyed in it.
Michael Alfano - Windswept This sculpture has stood to me due to the abstract alteration of the face by using materials such as wire to hold the pieces together. As the wispy effect suggest movement that i wish to reproduce in my final sculpture.