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Francisco Goya --------------------- Early Career <ul><li>Initially, a well respected portraitist and genre painter with a...
 
 
 
 
<ul><li>With the unique vision of a master artist, he uses art to document his world, complete with nightmares </li></ul><...
 
<ul><li>“ His analysis in paint, chalk and ink of mass disaster and human frailty pointed to someone obsessed with the cha...
 
 
 
Prints <ul><li>Replicated cheaply and in great quantity –  art for the people! </li></ul><ul><li>Three great sets: </li></...
Los Caprichos <ul><li>A set of 80 aquatint prints created during the 1790s. </li></ul><ul><li>AN ARTISTIC EXPERIMENT: a vi...
Don’t  Scream Silly Goya described the series as depicting &quot; the innumerable foibles and  follies to be found in any ...
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
The Disasters of War <ul><li>Contrary to Romantic and Neoclassic traditions, Goya views of war depict savagery, disgust an...
 
 
 
 
Late Career The Black Paintings <ul><li>Las Pinturas Negras – expressive (and definably Romantic in essence) scenes of dar...
 
 
 
 
 
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Francisco Goya

  1. 2. Francisco Goya --------------------- Early Career <ul><li>Initially, a well respected portraitist and genre painter with a Neoclassic style </li></ul>
  2. 7. <ul><li>With the unique vision of a master artist, he uses art to document his world, complete with nightmares </li></ul><ul><li>He was the first artist to repeatedly render warfare as useless, disgusting and disastrous to all involved </li></ul>Mid Career
  3. 9. <ul><li>“ His analysis in paint, chalk and ink of mass disaster and human frailty pointed to someone obsessed with the chaos of existence...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>From the book on Goya by Sarah Symmons </li></ul>
  4. 13. Prints <ul><li>Replicated cheaply and in great quantity – art for the people! </li></ul><ul><li>Three great sets: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Los Caprichos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Disasters of War </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Proverbs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>&quot;[ An] extraordinary mingling of hatred and compassion, despair and sardonic humor, realism and fantasy .&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>From the foreword by Aldous Huxley to THE COMPLETE ETCHINGS OF GOYA (1962). </li></ul>
  5. 14. Los Caprichos <ul><li>A set of 80 aquatint prints created during the 1790s. </li></ul><ul><li>AN ARTISTIC EXPERIMENT: a visual voice for his condemnation of the universal follies and foolishness in the society in which he lived. The criticisms are far-ranging and acidic; he speaks against </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the predominance of superstition, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the ignorance and inabilities of the various members of the ruling class, pedagogical short-comings (poor teaching), </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>marital mistakes, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and the decline of rationality - among other things. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 15. Don’t Scream Silly Goya described the series as depicting &quot; the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any civilized society, and from the common prejudices and deceitful practices which custom, ignorance, or self- interest have made usual &quot;. (Linda Simon, The Sleep of Reason)
  7. 16. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
  8. 17. The Disasters of War <ul><li>Contrary to Romantic and Neoclassic traditions, Goya views of war depict savagery, disgust and depravity – </li></ul><ul><li>war is no longer a heroic enterprise </li></ul>
  9. 22. Late Career The Black Paintings <ul><li>Las Pinturas Negras – expressive (and definably Romantic in essence) scenes of dark, evil worlds; painted directly to the wall of his manor: La Quinta del Sordo </li></ul>

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