Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A Dark Hour

The Execution of Torrijos and his companions at Málaga Beach (1888) by the Spanish painter Antonio Gisbert Pérez (1835-1902). Gisbert Pérez was a convinced liberal and depicted here the tragical end of a liberal revolution in 1831. Another forfeited chance to modernize his country.


  1. This scene reminds me of the Executions of The Third of May 1808 by Goya. It as if the artist has a need to record catastrophes, so these events aren't written out of history.

  2. The comparision with Goya is absolutely right.