Goya: “The Consequences”
“The Disasters of War”
Graphic: mutilated, mangled, rotting, violent
The flesh eating vulture print is similar
A lot of texture and requires you to really engage in the piece to notice the details
Sunken in face
Overwhelming because of the amount of birds/bats
Singular body not an obvious depiction of the other bodies
Dix: Skull (Schädel).
The war provided a windfall for scavengers such as worms and maggots. Trench rats roamed as big as beavers. Gas was sometimes a welcome respite as it decimated these pests.
The texture is detailed
Similar in the rotting and “becoming one with the earth”
Also singular death, but because it’s a skull it speaks for the masses