|Medium||Oil on panel|
|Location||Salvador Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida|
|Dimensions||25.20 in × 21.26 in|
|64 cm × 54 cm|
|Famous Paintings by Salvador Dalí|
|The Persistence of Memory, 1931|
|The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory, 1952-1954|
|The Face of War, 1940|
|The Ecumenical Council, 1960|
|Landscape Near Figueras, 1910|
|Christ of Saint John of the Cross, 1951|
|Lobster Telephone, 1936|
|Swans Reflecting Elephants, 1937|
|Apparatus and Hand, 1927|
|The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus, 1959|
|Morphological Echo, 1934-36|
|The First Days of Spring, 1929|
Salvador Dalí created two separate images sharing the title Morphological Echo. Both were oil on panel paintings. The first was painted circa 1934 to 1936. It was substantially larger than its successor, measuring 25 by 21 inches. This version of the artwork can currently be seen at the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. The second painting with this title was done in 1936. It measured just 12 by 13 inches in size. It too, is in the possession of the Dali museum. While both pieces had the same name, their subject matters were quite different.
Description of the Paintings
The initial rendering depicts an under emphasized architectural setting, with its enhanced elements being a variety of Surrealist representations. In the background, on the right side, there is a wall and bell housing. This structure has the appearance of a bundle skirted woman. Also to the rear of the picture, towards its center, stands an oddly configured rock formation. In the foreground, also to the right, is what many consider the more important aspect of the painting. This is of a woman moving forward holding a hoop, casting a shadow resembling a wheel hub.
The second Morphological Echo deals with space and shapes. This edition shows 3 objects placed in a row on a table, with 6 additional horizontally placed objects seemingly suspended in space behind the table. These 6 images are aligned in 2 rows of 3 items each. There is a similar likeness between all 9 objects depicted.