Dali has been named as one of the greatest prolific artists in the 20th century who is responsible for a large number of paintings. During his career from 1910 to 1989, which was his death, he has painted around 1500 paintings by himself.
But that is not all he has his own style of depicting surrealism in his art. He often translates his thinking, hallucinations, dreams and isolated thoughts within him on to the canvas when he paints. He does not refer his work to be surrealistic or abstract. Dali sees his paintings as art that needs augmented knowledge, understanding and consciousness to understand them.
In this painting, Dali portrayed his wife in his art. The notion of a nightmare is presented. She seems to be hovering over a slab of hovering rock where there are drops of water, a pomegranate and a bee. In her dream the pomegranate seems to be exploding and transforming into a chain of terrifying creatures. Water is often displayed as negative in Dali's paintings where she is hovering above, a big body of water.