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10 creepy works of art

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10 creepy works of art

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I never set out to make this blog entirely about films, and here’s my first non-film-related list! There will be more to come. I’ve always been into art, so I thought I’d share some of my favourite creepy paintings.

1. Francisco Goya – Saturn Eating his Children

Francisco_de_Goya,_Saturno_devorando_a_su_hijo_(1819-1823)I think this was the first work of art that ever actually scared me. I was taken to Madrid when I was little and one memory that really stands out is seeing this at an art gallery. We didn’t even stop in front of it, I just noticed it in passing on the way out and at the time I had no knowledge of the story of Saturn. There was just this horrible ghoul with mad eyes eating a man, and I was scared but I couldn’t look away.

2. Hieronymous Bosch – The Garden of Good and Evil

hieronymous-bosch-the-garden-of-earthly-delightsBosch created all kinds…

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13 political prisoners, democracy strangled and the silence is deafening!

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13 political prisoners, democracy strangled and the silence is deafening!

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The European Commission remained silent last night when confronted with the news that Spanish authorities had shut down websites that provide information about Catalonia’s independence referendum. A vote that Spain has recently decided is illegal.

With days to go until the vote, the clash between the Catalan and Spanish governments is increasingly being played out in the arena of logistics and international opinion.

Police have seized nearly 10 million ballots for the vote and have closed down 59 websites that provide information about the referendum. Another 85 sites are in the process of being closed, judicial sources said.

Faced with these actions, the leaders of the wealthy nation, home to around 7.5 million people, have accused the government of neighbouring Spain of “Franco like repression”.

The website of the foundation of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco “remains operational” but not the referendum websites, revealed Catalan government spokesman Jordi Turull.

The Spaniards argue that they’re…

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Neoliberalism is a species of fascism

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Neoliberalism is a species of fascism

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by Manuela Cadelli, President of the Magistrates’ Union of Belgium, via Defend Democracy

The time for rhetorical reservations is over. Things have to be called by their name to make it possible for a co-ordinated democratic reaction to be initiated, above all in the public services.

Liberalism was a doctrine derived  from the philosophy of Enlightenment, at once political and economic, which aimed at imposing on the state the necessary distance for ensuring respect for liberties and the coming of democratic emancipation. It was the motor for the arrival, and the continuing progress, of Western democracies.

Neoliberalism is a form of economism in our day that strikes at every moment at every sector of our community. It is a form of extremism.

Fascism may be defined as the subordination of every part of the State to a totalitarian and nihilistic ideology.

I argue that neoliberalism is a species of fascism…

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Welsh Archaeology Celebrity to become French Citizen

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