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Barricades - Barcelona,1936 by VBlanco Barricades - Barcelona,1936 by VBlanco
Woodburning depicting the defense of Barcelona by Workers during the Spanish Civil War.

"We have always lived in slums and holes in the wall. You must not forget, it is we the workers who built these palaces and cities here in Spain & The Americas & everywhere. We are not the least bit afraid of ruins. We are going to inherit the Earth. The bourgeoisie might blast and ruin it's own world before it leaves the stage of history. We carry a new world here, in our hearts. That world is growing this minute."~ Durruti
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Shalindria1981 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this, very original and nice execution :)
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VBlanco Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the compliments Jessica!
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice. Cool technique. :)
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VBlanco Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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DeathlessLegends13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Writer
It is a great and terrible period of time. Great as it was possibly the first libertarian-socialist uprising in history, and terrible due to its outcome: the loss of thousands of innocents and the victory of the fascists.
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VBlanco Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah man, I feel the same way, my grandfather used to tell us stories about fighting in this war and I was always fascinated. Inspiring yet embittering.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There is so much to learn from what developed in Catalonia during the Spanish civil war. It's truly an inspiring bit of history.

"It was the first time I had ever been in a town where the working class was in the saddle. Practically every building of any size had been seized by the workers and was draped with red flags or with the red and black flag of the Anarchists; every wall was scrawled with the hammer and sickle and with the initials of the revolutionary parties; almost every church had been gutted and its images burnt. Churches here and there were being systematically demolished by gangs of workmen. Every shop and café had an inscription saying that it had been collectivised; even the bootblacks had been collectivised and their boxes painted red and black. Waiters and shop-walkers looked you in the face and treated you as an equal. Servile and even ceremonial forms of speech had temporarily disappeared. Nobody said Señor or Don or even Usted; everyone called everyone else Comrade and Thou, and even said Salud! instead of Buenos dias...There was much in it that I did not understand, in some ways I did not even like it, but I recognized it immediately as a state of affairs worth fighting for." (George Orwell, Homage to Catalonia)
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VBlanco Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Agreed! Great book. Check out "Durruti in the Spanish Revolution" by Abel Paz if you are interested in this period of history. It's about 700 pages and over 20 years of research. I couldn't put it down once I picked it up.
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The-Laughing-Rabbit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting, I'll put defiantly make sure to try to find it and pick it up. Thanks for the suggestion.
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DeathlessLegends13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Writer
I am reading that right now!
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