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O Home que Falaba Vegliota, 1972

The Man who Spoke Vegliota, 1972
Painting, 99 x 99 cm
The 12 paintings that make up Patiño’s comic O home que falaba vegliota constitute a metaphorical representation of the aggression directed toward minority languages. Vegliota was a language spoken in Dalmatia, in present-day Croatia. Now extinct, at the time when Patiño made his work this Romance language was only spoken by about fifty people. From this starting point, Patiño constructs a story denouncing the repression suffered by the Galician language under the Franco regime. A forceful and satirical chronicle, it shows the Pope and the Pentagon hounding the last Vegliota speaker to extinction. It is considered the founding work of the Galician comic.

Technical details

Original title:
O Home que Falaba Vegliota
Registration number:
2811
Artist:
Patiño, Reimundo
Date created:
1972
Date acquired:
2006
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Acrylic on conglomerated wood
Dimensions:
99 x 99 cm (height x width)
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Cobega
Copyright:
© Reimundo Patiño, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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