In his last works, Dali was still trying to penetrate the secrets of the old masters. He was inspired by the masterpieces of Michelangelo
. He cracked their codes, insofar as is possible even for such a genius as Dali to do so, and adapted and assimilated them into
his own visual world.
One of Dali's last works, The head of the Warrior
is derived from a Michelangelo' head of Lorenzo di Medici. It took Dali a long time to hit upon the idea of transforming the
warrior's eyes into embozados. The embozados, a veritable institution in Castile, ware masks or hid their faces from the curious with their cloaks.