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Luis Royo


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Author Luis Royo

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50 x 64  cm
19.69 x 25.20  inch


Acrylic with airbrush and oil on paper.

Painted surface 32 x 41 cm (12.59 x 16.14 in) in a format of 50 x 64 cm (19.68 x 25.19 in)

Year of realization 2005

Signed in the bottom-right of the piece.

Work made for Lizzy Strains. Published in the inside pages for the author's book Subversive Beauty, page 49. Edited in different languages and distributed internationally.


"At dawn, the girl woke up exhausted, believing that another nightmare had haunted her that night, but as she set foot on the ground she saw the body of the repulsive beast."

Subversive Beauty




Since she was a little girl, the monster visited her every night, and she curled up between the sheets, and covered her head until the beast disappeared at dawn with hysterical and humiliating guffaws.

That terrible Orc gave off a nauseating smell which would be with her all day long, for she was unable to erase it from her memory.

One night, when she had become a young woman, exhausted by the horrible and constant visits, she fell sound asleep. She travelled to the Valhalla, like in the stories she had read, and there the Valkyries, in one sole night, taught her fencing, marked her skin with the lines of the bramble of life, and made her a pair of large wings of seagull feathers. Turned into a beautiful Valkyrie, she came down to Earth again and, in her bedroom, found the abominable Orc, who, dribbling with open fauces, and stalking her, approached the bed. When he moved the sheets away, instead of a frightened girl, he found a fearsome Valkyrie who cut his head right off with her sword.

At dawn, the girl woke up exhausted, thinking another nightmare had hunted her that night, but on putting a foot on the ground, she found the repulsive beast's lifeless body with the head severed.

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