Saturday, July 05, 2008

Colossus

Colossus
not Goya, Colossus, 1808-1812

"El Coloso" has been in the news recently. Apparently it wasn't painted by Goya at all but by one of his pupils, Asensio Julia. Or so the Prado Museums deliberates...

For me it is still a great painting. Every time I take time to admire it, I end up thinking that wars can take many forms and be of many natures but the enemy is always embodied in perfection by the towering and terrifying "el coloso" (as fear is by Camões's Adamastor. )

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