Goya and the drama of History :::.

In 1814, Goya painted two masterpieces about his recent history, about the history of his country and the drama in it. Continue reading


Freud, Nietzsche & the power of art :::.

by María Magdalena Ziegler  “He who possesses science and art also has religion; but he who possesses neither of the two, let him have religion.” Sigmund Freud (Civilization and its discontents, 1939) uses that well-known saying from Goethe to lead … Continue reading

Politics, Art & Revolution according to Jacques-Louis David (Part II)

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by María Magdalena Ziegler As we explained in an earlier article, Jacques- Louis David (1748-1825) was very much involved in politics; a fervent Jacobin beside Robespierre. His unfinished work The Tennis Court Oath (1791), opened a new breach in the … Continue reading