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" Old Man in Barcelona....Taking Sun " ( Painting Study )
" Old Man in Barcelona......Taking Sun " (Painting Study)
Ink on Paper
5"'w x 6"h. framed
2007

Sun and bullfighting are synonymous to Spain. Perhaps when I find the time soon, I too would nap against the cathedral wall to bask under Barcelona's sun. I'm sure life has not been too kind to this old man's early life. How do I know ? A thousand lines on his forehead told me so. He lived through Franco's regime, an authoritarian dictatorship which claimed thousands of his compatriots lives and where freedom was like a dog tethered to a short leash.