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Ernest Salvadó

1939 - 1985
Aurillac, France

8 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Ernest Salvadó

Untitled

1964

50 x 70cm

Untitled

1964

50 x 65cm

Untitled

1963

54 x 82cm

Untitled

1963

82 x 54cm

Untitled

1963

54 x 82cm

Untitled

1963

82 x 54cm

Untitled

1963

54 x 82cm

Untitled

1963

54 x 82cm

Ernest Salvadó (1939 - 1985) was a creative visual artist, who was born and brought up in Spain.

Ernest Salvadó is famous for producing figurative work. In essence, figurative art is art which depicts recognizable features of reality, or of the human figure. Although the definition appears to be rather humble, figuration still remains in its very essence more than just a depiction of reality. Indeed, the various styles in which figurative art can be executed are infinite, thus making figurative art a ground-breaking and ever changing category, in which Ernest Salvadó's work is mainly grounded. Some prominent artists known for their contribution to figurative art include Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Paul Cézanne or Jean-Michel Basquiat.

He grew up during the 1950s and was inspired by the artistic culture of the time. In the Post-War period the lens of modernism was focused, in terms of internationally, on developments in New York City. The Second World War had brought many leading creatives to the city in exile from Europe, leading to a noteworthy pooling of talent and ideas. Important Europeans that came to New York and provided inspiration for American artists included Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Hans Hoffmann, who between them set the basis of much of the United States’ significant cultural growth in the decades thereafter.

It can be said that the 1950s were dominated by Abstract Expressionism, a form of painting that prioritised dramatic brushstrokes and explored ideas about organic nature, spirituality and the sublime. Much of the focus was on the formal techniques of painting, and ideas of action painting were conflated with the political freedom of the United States society as opposed to the strictures nature of the Soviet bloc.

Important artists of the Abstract Expressionist Generation included Jackson Pollock (who innovated his famed drip, splatter and pour painting techniques), Willem de Kooning, Mark Rothko, Frank Kline, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still and Adolph Gottlieb. It was a male dominated environment, but necessary reassessment of this period has highlighted the contributions of female artists such as Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, and Louise Bourgeois, amongst others.