In any society, the artist has a responsibility. His effectiveness is certainly limited and a painter or writer cannot change the world. But they can keep an essential margin of non-conformity alive. Thanks to them the powerful can never affirm that everyone agrees with their acts. That small difference is important.
Luis Bunuel Portoles (February 22, 1900-July 29, 1983) was a Spanish-born filmmaker. He was a surrealist and a lifelong antagonist of the bourgeoisie. His many films encompass art as well as social criticism. His friends in Madrid included Salvador Dali (with whom he collaborated on "Un chien andalou") and