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The Nobility of Time

The Salvador Dali sculpture, the ‘Nobility of Time’ has been placed in Andorra’s capital city, in the Piazza Rotonda Andorra la Vella.

It was donated to the Andorran government by Enric Sabater, who was Dali’s agent, collaborator and confident between 1968 and 1982. The stunning five meter high sculpture has been placed in the city’s most prestigious and historic square, in the towns oldest quarter which dates from the twelfth century.

The bronze sculpture is one of the melted watch series of sculptures which was created by Dali to symbolise the passage of time. The soft melting watch is draped around a tree trunk; atop the watch face is a crown, synbolising time’s master over humanity.

And here is the back side of it.

8 responses

  1. Thank you for this great piece of art – and yes, time feels like the fire eating us alive.

    Please have you all a good and kind Friday.


    September 22, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  2. It's beautiful! Dali is one of my favorite artists.


    September 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm

  3. What a cool sculpture – very good shot!


    September 22, 2011 at 4:42 pm

  4. So interesting and arty. Now I have to turn off internet and worship time in real life)


    September 22, 2011 at 11:56 am

  5. s.c

    Wow. Great icon caught in 3D . Thanks for showing


    September 22, 2011 at 10:24 am

  6. I like a lot the work of Salvador Dali.The clock is wonderful!


    September 22, 2011 at 6:41 am

  7. I have seen many Dali paintings in this series and very small sculptures in the Dali Museum in London, but never anything large like this. Thanks for sharing this.


    September 22, 2011 at 3:46 am

  8. What a fabulous sculpture, he always had such a different way of interpreting things Salvador Dali, and what a perfect spot for such an amazing piece.


    September 22, 2011 at 2:28 am