The quintessential icon of Surrealism, Salvador Dalí (1904-1989) achieved worldwide recognition during the 20th century, which still continues today. His culture and his admiration for Renaissance art were the basis for his unmistakable artistic style. An enigmatic, controversial and narcissistic artist, he gave full rein to his unmistakable talent in a multitude of facets of artistic expression such as writing, films, sculpture, fashion, jewellery-making, decoration or painting.
The Fran Daurel Museum has one of his bronze sculptures from the 1970s called Alice au pays de merveilles with a patina in gold, one of Dalí’s favourite colours and a symbol of luxury; and the Cavalier avec son aurige, a drawing in Chinese ink on paper.
"Surrealism is destructive but it only destroys what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision."
Pablo Ruiz Picasso (1881-1973), one of the universal artists of the 20th century, multifaceted and a creator of artistic movements, entered the world of ceramics, where he developed new techniques and studied the interesting visual art language of this traditional discipline.