The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory is an oil painting produced between 1952 and 1954 by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.
During the Second World War, when US launched nuclear explosion in Japan, Salvador dali attention got diverted to nuclear science and he then described the atom as his favorite food. He knew that matter was a combination of several atoms having spaces between them so that they don’t touch each other, similarly The Madonna of Port Lligat depicts this logic and dali also replicated it. The dimensions of the painting The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory were 25.4 cm × 33 cm or 10 in × 13 in.
Earlier, this painting was exhibited in 2009 at the National Gallery of Victoria , Melbourne. There were many other paintings of Salvador dali in that gallery and later were transported to Dali museum. This painting was well-known for its surrealism and the artist lost interest in this form of art as depicted by the picture. Later, Dali was led to another interest of his in nuclear physics and religion.