Monday, September 19, 2011

Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco emerges as closet painter

Francisco Franco, dictator & painter

We learn this week from the UK´s Telegraph that Spain´s fascist dictator Francisco Franco was a closet painter.

Unlike his Spanish Civil War ally Adolf Hitler, Franco wasn´t rejected from art school.

Franco, as far as we know, was self-taught.

Franco, himself a predator, liked painting other predators, birds of prey, creatures that for the military ruler symbolized power, strength and regal domination.

There appears little known about Franco´s paintings, at least online. 

If any art historian reading this can help, I would be grateful and promptly update and flesh out this post.

Meanwhile, these are available online images of the fascist leader´s works.

Spanish dictator Francisco Franco´s paintings

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