The Persistence of Memory (1931) is undoubtedly the most notable work of the great Spanish painter Salvador Dali. Even now, the surreal painting is still one of the most enigmatic works of art. The image of melting pocket watches is truly intriguing and fascinating as well. There’s something about melting objects that is so captivating. And this fascination brought a contemporary artist to do the unthinkable. Alper Dostal, a Vienna-based multidisciplinary artist, debuts his series of digital arts called Hot Exhibition. The artist re-imagines famous artworks by transforming them into melting masterpieces, like an ice cream under a scorching summer sun.
The Hot Exhibition art series features 3D conceptualization of melting paintings such as Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Edvard Munch’s The Scream. Of course, Salvador Dali’s The Persistence of Memory is no exemption. Even Rene Magritte’s The Son of Man and Jacques-Louis David’s Napoleon Crossing the Alps also got the ‘hot‘ treatment.
Alper Dostal creates Hot Exhibition, a series of digital arts depicting famous paintings in melting form
Dostal’s 3D rendering is so realistic that you can almost hear the liquefied paint dripping onto the gallery floor. We definitely don’t want this to happen to these masterpieces in real life. But we’ve got to admit that the melting visualizations are somewhat mesmerizing. And we can’t take our eyes off of them.
Source: Alper Dostal