They worked together on a number of projects, along with the likes of Federico García Lorca and Pepín Bello, as part of a formal group who attempted to benefit each other by collaborating across different art forms. One product of this were the scripts for Un Chien Andalou (An Andalusian Dog, 1929), which remains one of Dali's most famous creations in the field of film. The two could certainly be considered friends and Dali himself was someone who was a particularly deep-thinking artist who studied many theories during his lifetime, some of which provided inspiration for his work. This painting can now be found at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, Spain, and is sized at 60cm wide by 70cm tall.
Any portrait aims to communicate to the viewer the personality of the model. Here we find a strong character, whose stern expression is matched by the square and precise display of objects behind him in the background. With the items included and also the tones of grey used throughout, it feels almost industrial in appearance and is very different in that regard to the warmer tones that persisted throughout his surrealist period. His earlier years were dominated by an interest in different movements, with elements of cubism found here as well as more traditional artistic styles within the details of the figure himself.s
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía itself is amongst the finest modern art galleries in Spain and features a fine selection of artists from the 20th century, besides just the good number of Dali artworks that they also own. Some of the other highlights to be found here include a number of cubist paintings by Juan Gris, House with Palm Tree by Joan Miro, Omega 5, Dummy by Paul Klee and also several Kandinsky paintings. It is considered by many to be the finest modern art gallery within the country, which is significant because of the role played by Spanish artists with the 20th century.