Man Mocked by Two Women  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Man Mocked by Two Women or Women Laughing or (Spanish: Dos Mujeres y un hombre) or The Ministration (Spanish: Dos Mujeres Y Un Hombre) are names given to a painting likely completed between 1820–1823 by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya.

It is one of Goya's 14 "Black Paintings", a series created in despair near the end of his life, and is oppressively dark in both mood and colour. It shows two women with maniacal smiles seemingly laughing at a simple-minded man masturbating at the left hand of the picture. Despite their jeers, the woman to the right is also likely masturbating, which — in the absence of any written or oral comment from Goya on any work on the series — art critics and historians believe lends to the image's futile and sterile intent.

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