"In Beirut, she has gone back to being Palestinian. To everyone, her accent exposes her. It reminds her of Kuwait. As a girl, this cataloging of origins never struck her as strange; Kuwait was a place of expatriation and everyone seemed to come from somewhere else. Even if a person's heritage was flimsy, unused for years, you were where your father was from. America wasn't like that. You became what you coveted. Memories were short. She met Mexicans, Germans, Libyans, who spoke accented English but responded, 'From here', whenever asked. She became brown. People's eyes glazed over when she tried to explain that, yes, she'd lived in Kuwait, but no, she wasn't Kuwaiti, and no, she had never been to Palestine, but yes, she was Palestinian. That kind is circuitous logic had no place in America."
La famiglia dell’infante don Luis, il capolavoro olio su tela di Goya.
Questa grande tela fu eseguita fra il 1783 e il 1784 nel Palazzo di Arenas de San Pedro, a 140 km a ovest di Madrid, nella provincia di Avila, dove abitava l’infante Luis di Borbone, fratello cadetto di re Carlo III, all’epoca di 56 anni di età.
L‘opera è certamente la più importante testimonianza della prima maturità di Goya e segna la sua ammissione nell’alta società spagnola.