The lines have a visually sturdy disposition which include the horizontal mirror and table combined with the vertical tree which show strength in the painting, this is softened by the circles and ovals of the clocks and background Jaggered Mountain in the Art.
Dali uses various tones to emphasize the clocks so that your eyes are drawn to them, which seem to start from deep charcoal that lighten to a golden brown as your eye draws to the left of the painting and across to the clocks.
The colours toned down to the earth’s colour which include shades of blue, red, orange and brown. This artwork is three dimensional and very captivating.
Texture can be seen in the velvety face of Dali, the melting clocks look promisingly soft, the table the clock melts over looks smooth and dense, the mountain in the far right is a jagged and rough terrain, the mirror and sea both look
The mountain cliff in the background gives you a sense of space where everything is placed, so it draws your eye to a specific object.
Dali balances the colours in the artwork like deep reach charcoal that lightens across the work, so you concentrate on the midpoint of the artwork that then shows the observer the important and meaningful parts.
The visual hierarchy of the painting is the clocks. His contrasts begin at the bottom right of the painting with deep brown/black and blends up into a light brown to a blue sky.
The painting is out of proportion as the clocks, egg, mirror and ants are oversized compared to reality. The tree is also out of proportion sitting on top of the table, I don’t think I have ever seen a tree on a table before.
There are various patterns, which can be seen in the sky, where it changes from aqua to white to yellow to white then to a deep blue. The mountain rocks are jagged in an awkward shape, patters are also shown...