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'Please Vote' from PLEASEVOTE.COM was featured as an ad on the back cover of The Nation.1 This arresting image was based on the painting 'Saturn devouring his one of his children,' (1821-1823) by Francisco Goya y Lucientes. Goya's anti-war works are still as disturbingly relevant as they were when first published in Spain during the Napoleanic War, and are worth a second look today ('Los desastres de la guerra,' or 'The disasters of war,' is a haunting series of 82 anti-war etchings Goya took almost ten years to produce).

Jay Scott Morgan wrote in the New England Review that the painting might be "a warning to humankind, whose wars and wanton cruelties, devotion to superstition and false gods will lead it to dissolution..."2

The horrors of war have never been well-liked subjects for thought or discussion, but as the work of artists like Goya and PLEASEVOTE.COM shows, questions about the source these tragedies should always be raised.

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Please Vote

'Please Vote'  Goya poster ( free 8.5x11 JPEG version )

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Richard Serra
PleaseVote.com
New York, NY, USA

Posted 04 Jul 2004

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Richard Serra
PleaseVote.com
New York, NY, USA

Posted 05 Jul 2004

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Richard Serra
PleaseVote.com
New York, NY, USA

Posted 04 Jul 2004

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1 "PleaseVote.com," The Nation, 5 Jul 2004. Cover 4.

2 Jay Scott Morgan. "The mysteries of Goya's Saturn," New England Review, Summer 2001.

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