2013-07-15

Castizo sacrifice

If we were to propose an image representing the "typical Spanish", no one would be surprised at seeing serrano ham, wine or the Majas by Goya. What would not be so typical and yet distinctly castizo would be to represent, at the same time, the Wheel of Fortune, the Cross, the sacrifice of the flesh...

Image after Francisco de Goya's La maja desnuda (The Nude Maja, 1795-1800) [pd] and La maja vestida (The Clothed Maja, 1800-1807) [pd] and others [ua-fu/fd].