Sunday, July 26, 2009

The End of a Rebellion

The Spanish painter Antonio Gisbert Pérez (1835-1902) was a convinced liberal. On this painting he shows the end of the rebellion of the Castilian towns in 1521. The members of the Catholic Church are shown as the great enemies of any liberal movement. The rebels didn’t listen to their promises and threats. They are the true martyrs of their time and their people.

Los Comuneros de Castilia (1860)


  1. OMG, that head in the left background...And the pious stance of the young priest.
    The clarity of this painting is astonishing.

  2. Maybe, but if you look ar the nuns, you'll notice that the catholic church is really playing the bad part.