Birds against a blue sky.
No child in Africa, and in fact anywhere in the world, should be denied #education. I know that we can reach this goal
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Francisco Goya, Saturn Devouring His Son, 1823.
Between the years of 1819 and 1823, Goya painted a series of paintings on the walls his villa at Quinto del Sordo, all of which portrayed terrible, fantastical, or morbid imagery. These paintings are now called the Black Paintings, referring to the mental state of Goya during this dark time in his life, due to his bout with illness, which made him deaf, as well internal strife in Spain. This painting was completed of the walls of his dining room, and is a rendition of Saturn, the Roman mythological character, who, fearing that his children would one day overthrow him, ate each one of them upon their births.
Frida Kahlo, The Wounded Deer, 1946.
Later in her life, Kahlo was interested in ancient Eastern religions and mysticism, and The Little Deer is an assimilation of her Mexican and European heritage with these ancient beliefs. The image is of Kahlo’s head placed on top of a stag, which is pierced with arrows. The arrows no doubt refer to her own pain and suffering due to her injuries, as well as her injurious marriage to Diego Rivera. At the bottom of the painting, Kahlo has written “carma,” alluding to these ancient mystic beliefs. She also combines the eastern belief system with Aztec. An ancient Aztec symbol, the deer symbolized the right foot, and in this she was alluding to her injured right side, the foot of which had been crushed in a bus accident, and right leg being fractured in eleven different places. One year before her death, her right leg was amputated up to her right knee, due to complications from gangrene.
Omg finding this is amazing. It was one of my favorite paintings as a kid
This is from a painting called ‘The Triumph of Death’ by my favourite artist ‘Pieter Bruegel the elder’ The painting I used to make the image in particular is metal as fuck. I like it.
Pieter Bruegel the Elder - Cripples. 1598