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"MAY 2, SHOOTINGS" (Goya´s Dreams)

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Bilbao, Spain

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Small 11.4" x 8.0"
Medium 17.1" x 12.0"
Large 22.9" x 16.0"
X large 28.6" x 20.0"


  • Superior quality silver halide prints
  • Archival quality Kodak Endura paper
  • Lustre: Professional photo paper with a fine grain pebble texture
  • Metallic: Glossy finish and metallic appearance to create images with exceptional visual interest and depth


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Artist's Description

This image is © Copyright Rosa Cobos 2012 – All rights reserved.

“Justice´s mine”, cried the murderers…
“The Earth will eat your bowells tender.”
“Look into my Soul”…cried the punished one…..
The shirt reflecting the pureness of bravery.
“Do not”…..moaned the suffering companions…
still quenched their boots in warm blood.
" Be quiet"…whispered the Moon…
so far entertained…with the vision,
while the birds…simply were escorting,
the indifference of the Silent Cross.

Cracked Skies…like an old maid,
abandoned with child…starving for affection.
Bursting anger…prisoners of deception,
were words…enough for killing my Life?
Was freedom and decency the Key of a lost Heaven?
But the executioners were blind, deaf, numb.
Cold hearted and still, sharp eyes, tight.
Their arms have forgotten any embrace,
lost the music of their loves far away.
Killed for no reason but revenge,
enough for a bliss of leering phantoms.
Laughing like a vulture on a feasting,
And the Mother of the Night….
was moving restlessly,
because she was dreaming,
that her Womb was about to birth,
nothing but blood, heavy as lead,
and sterile as that name….called War.

This image has been created with a purpose. It is a hommage to all the people in Spain that are fighting with all means for what we call the “Historic Memory” which is no more that a recognizing by the Spanish Justice and may be the International one if it is the case of all the murderings and kidnappings of children by the Franco´s troops and Falange, and the barbarian events that happened in the Spanish Civil War followed by a the terrible “depuration”, after the same one, producing a huge quantity of innocent victims, and that having been taken were shooted, without any trial, and previous condemn by any Jury, legal or illegal one. The work has been brooded in my mind-heart, after seeing this wonderful video-clip, done by Pedro Almodovar…where one by one a series of “real personages” (all of them outstanding members of the cultural scene in Spain and having lost some of their loved ones in that way) of those simple and terrifying stories are telling us how they had been taken and murdered and how..70 years after, their sons and grandsons, wish to open those holes into the ground, where their bodies were just put in order to leave no trace of their history and memory. And they know the names, of their murderers…but cannot rest in Peace. There is a controversial, and the Jugde Baltasar Garzón who had the “guts” to put Pinochet in trial and condemn him….when he cowardly came here to take refuge and profit from the Spanish medical cares….after the convocatory of Chilen people that were suffering the greatest of the injustices and that is not to see the murderer of one´s sons, children or dear ones, judeged and put in trial …and demanding to answer for their crimes to Humankind..
Garzón has been and is still persecuted here….Has been unjustly condemned by a Jury composed by Judges of the Supreme Tribunal, in a maniouvre of political “raid”, with the only means of ending with his career. They have got it…yes…but I know that she is a good man, and many of us know it. Latey justice in Spain is a sad situation…and we are afraid that this is the beginning of the corrupts being controlling the statements of Justice and Freedom.

My work has been inspired in the famous Francisco de Goya´s painting, “The May 2 Shootings”….it is terrible and wonderful..but I wanted to take the figures, that are the “soul” of it and introduced them into my own dream, which I am sure is also, Goya´s dream as well….

FEATURED in IMAGE WRITING GROUP. February 17th, 2012
FEATURED in IMAGE WRITING GROUP. February 17th, 2012

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