Salvador Dalí – Galatea of the Spheres (1952)

When Salvador Dalí fell in love with Gala she was married to the French poet Paul Éluard, while the Spaniard was on the brink of gaining recognition for his visionary talent. It was three years before Dalí would paint his memorable work, The Persistence of Memory. Perhaps Gala had an innate ability to spot undetected talent,…

Francisco Goya – A Bad Night (1797 – 1799)

After a mysterious illness led to the loss of his hearing in 1792, Francisco Goya’s art became darker and more anchored in the grim realities of everyday life. It took the Spaniard a few years to fully return to etching and painting, time during which he started experimenting with different styles. It was during those…

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…