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Transcript of Francisco Goya
2. Francisco Goya --------------------- Early Career
- Initially, a well respected portraitist and genre painter with a Neoclassic style
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- With the unique vision of a master artist, he uses art to document his world, complete with nightmares
- He was the first artist to repeatedly render warfare as useless, disgusting and disastrous to all involved
Mid Career 8. 9.
- His analysis in paint, chalk and ink of mass disaster and human frailty pointed to someone obsessed with the chaos of existence..."
- From the book onGoyaby Sarah Symmons
10. 11. 12. 13. Prints
- Replicated cheaply and in great quantity art for the people!
- Three great sets:
- Los Caprichos
- The Disasters of War
- The Proverbs
- "[ An] extraordinary mingling of hatred and compassion, despair and sardonic humor, realism and fantasy ."
- From the foreword by Aldous Huxley toTHE COMPLETE ETCHINGS OF GOYA(1962).
14. Los Caprichos
- A set of 80 aquatint prints created during the 1790s.
- 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
- the predominance of superstition,
- the ignorance and inabilities of the various members of the ruling class, pedagogical short-comings (poor teaching),
- marital mistakes,
- and the decline of rationality - among other things.
15. DontScream Silly Goya described the series as depicting " the innumerable foibles andfollies to be found in anycivilized society, and from thecommon prejudices anddeceitful practices whichcustom, ignorance, or self- interest have made usual ".(Linda Simon,The Sleep of Reason) 16. The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters 17. The Disasters of War
- Contrary to Romantic and Neoclassic traditions, Goya views of war depict savagery, disgust and depravity
- war is no longer a heroic enterprise
18. 19. 20. 21. 22. Late Career The Black Paintings
- 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
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