José Manuel Capuletti – Romeo and Juliet with a Witness

There is little we know about Spanish painter José Manuel Capuletti. Largely forgotten since his death, among his admirers and collectors were the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Ayn Rand, Arthur Rubinstein and the former King of Spain Juan Carlos I. Influenced by Dali’s Surrealism, Capuletti’s art is serene and contemplative, a refreshing meditation on…

Horacio Ferrer – Madrid 1937 (Black Airplanes)

Few people have managed to reveal the horrors of the Spanish Civil War in a more compelling way than Pablo Picasso, with his masterpiece Guernica. But when Spain participated at the 1937 Paris International Exhibition, the sentiment and outrage were shared by a number of its artists. The Spanish Civil War (1936 – 1939) was…

Joan Miró – Harlequin’s Carnival (1924 – 1925)

  “I make no difference between painting and poetry” –  Joan Miró It wasn’t his friendship with Picasso or joining the Surrealists that contributed decisively to Joan Miró (1893 – 1983) – the Spanish Catalan artist – finding his signature style in the mid 1920s. That unexpected influence came from poetry and his friendship with…