Thursday, March 24, 2011

Goya speaks

This is a watercolour copy of a Goya painting I made years ago. His take on life was very sharp, and he could see through politicians and priests a mile off. This picture of common people watching puppets is so much more than common people watching puppets. The puppet tale would have been a well worn narrative with a predictable outcome and yet they are entranced - except for one who turns to look at Goya the artist and away from the performance.

Goya suggests we look away and I'm inclined to agree.