Although he never took his final examinations at the Royal Academy of Art in Madrid due to being expelled twice, Salvador became one of the most important figures in the history of the modern art movement.
Using both classical and modernist techniques, Salvador’s experimentation spanned a spectrum of genres, from Surrealism to Cubism. His expansive repertoire includes sculpture, film and photography.
Littered throughout his work are symbols and contextual references. His signature melting watches are believed to be influenced by Einstein’s theory that time is relative and not fixed.
When the man with the cape and waxed upturned moustache passed away in 1989, he left behind a legacy of over 1,500 paintings. He is quoted to have said: “Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.”
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