The Private Life Of A Masterpiece – Goya’s Third of May 1808 1/4 Reply

Goya Third May

This curious four-part BBC documentary from 2004 relates Francisco de Goya’s universal masterpiece, The Third of May, to modern examples of martial inhumanity in Vietnam, Northern Ireland, Tiananmen Square, Bosnia and other places. The series, thoughtfully written by Russell Davies and narrated by Samuel West, highlights some of the versions of this painting done by modern artists emulating Goya’s iconic portrayal of The Horror.

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