Sunday, February 12, 2006

Catalonia Precursor of Amona



The Catalan artist Ramon Casas made this painting (La Carrega) in 1902.

P.S. And this is the background I received:-

The historical background to this event is Catalan fight for Autonomy (not necessarily Independence) in the aftermath of the American-Spanish war. Catalan people fought in both sides (freely, in the Cuban-American side, and constricted under the Spanish flag). The Spanish defeat caused a deep dictatorial reaction, and a destructive literary school which identified systematically Catalan people with Israel. Social issues were very important, too: Catalonia was an industrialized country, with a real middle-class and a huge laborite movement (half socialist, half anarchist).

2 comments:

Carl in Jerusalem said...

For it to be like Amona, the horse would have to be stepping on the person.

Ariel Gerondi said...

Of course: the next step of the horse is Amona.