The title of this blog comes from a Gaelic expression -"putting on the poor mouth"-which means to exaggerate the direness of one's situation in order to gain time or favour from creditors.
First painting is really powerful. It says it all about how horrible wars can be.... Sometimes we tend to forget...
If you had a better print of the last painting and looked at the foreground there is an interesting message in Spanish in that painting.
Nevin, Goya's Disasters of War are possibly the most powerful indictments of war.Thanks Beakerkin. I'll have to see. There was a close relationsheip between Goya and the Duchess.
It may have been only in the mind of the artist. Follow her finger for the message.
There seems to have been something between the two. Maybe not sexual but a platonic relationship
I always liked that Duchess of Alba painting.
It is a fine painting. If I had chosen a better quality image we would have seen Goya's message
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