The Spanish artist Carlos Franco was born in 1951. The art of Carlos Franco is characterized by the use of symbology to express both the individual and collective subconscious. He turns to classicism and mythology as a way to explain the common needs of human behavior. From the beginning, Carlos was directly influenced by well-known artists such as Van Gogh, Goya, Rubens, Ingres, Manet, Picasso, and Bacon, as well as by movements such as Pompeian painting and pop art. Because of these references, Franco’s paintings follow the figurative tradition, expressed through the juxtaposition of vibrant colors.