Antonio Saura

Spanish painter and writer, Antonio Saura was born in 1930 in Huesca, Spain and died in 1998 in Cuenca, Spain. First influenced by Surrealism, the artist chose to change the direction of his work towards abstraction before finally creating a more physical style. Inspired by the feminine body, he made black and white pictural construction of the female body. Slowly, other themes came in.


In order to free/liberate society from the ‘Franquiste’ influence, he founded the group El Paso with Manolo Millares, Rafael Canogar and Luis Feito.


He made the settings of the opera Carmen and the theater play Wobzeck before making the illustrations of Orwell and Kafka’s books.