The strength of Goya’s contempt is palpable in his ‘The Disasters of War’ and ‘Los Caprichos’.
The absence of humanity, not just in war, but in society, particularly the institutions of society is still as plain today. Plainly visible to all, except it would seem, the leaders of society, (or how brazenly they portray themselves oblivious). Rife in Ireland now, in Europe, the U.S., despite the never-ending rhetoric; rife everywhere corridors of power exist.
Nothing learned, no enlightenment, and apparently no wish for enlightenment.
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