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Reimundo Patiño 'O Home que Falaba Vegliota', 1972

O Home que Falaba Vegliota

The Man who Spoke Vegliota

Fecha:
1972
Tipo obra:
Painting
Material:
Acrylic on conglomerated wood
Medidas:
12 parts 99 x 99 cm c/u
Procedencia:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Foundation. Work purchased thanks to Cobega
Registre núm:
2811

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.

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