Španija između smrti i rađanja – Spain between death and birth (Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939) by Oto Bihalji–Merin

“Francisco Goya through ‘Dos de Mayo’ preserved the memory of death in the streets of Madrid. His skepticism is more sarcastic, his protest is more passionate, his smile is more furious than to anyone who was speaking trough art before him. His paintings are a revelation of the horrible world of tyranny and oppression of a corrupt and decadent society,” [my translation from Serbo-Croatian] wrote Oto Bihalji Merin. In his book he paired the Goya paintings with photographs from the Spanish civil war as a document of “Los desastres de la guerra” – the disasters of the war.

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