- Bertman, Sandra
- Date of entry: Dec-28-2006
- Last revised: Dec-16-2009
An old man stands against a black background and looks impassively towards the left-hand side of the painting. He holds a long cane in both hands upon which he leans. Behind his right shoulder a demonic creature appears to yell into the old man's ear. The creature's hand wraps around the old man's shoulder, but despite the physical contact the old man seems not to notice his fiendish companion.
Painted 1820-1823 when Goya was in his early 70s. At the online site for this painting, the Web Gallery of Art , the title is "Two Monks" and the painting is listed under the "Black Paintings" section of Goya's work.
Prado Museum, Madrid