It got tiring and demoralizing watching Toronto Mayor Rob Ford sink to new depths daily, the scandals in the Prime Minister's Office and senate grow deeper and wider, and disasters of war
and weather increase in frequency and intensity.
Thus our third example is a room dedicated to violent death in the form of three of the greatest anti-war polemics in print: Goya's The Disasters of War
(1810-20), Otto Dix's The War (1924), and the less well-known series by Jacques Callot, The Miseries and Misfortunes of War (1683).
At the other end of the spectrum we find Francisco Goya's 8z prints, titled Disasters of War
, from the Peninsula War: In 1807, the French and the Spaniards had invaded Portugal to eject the Brits, but it did not take long for Napoleon to betray his Spanish allies and become an occupier.
Hanging across from The War is the Chapman Brothers' The Disasters of War
(1999), eighty-three etchings that emphatically exceed this limit.
A REALLY GREAT PEOPLE, proud and high-spirited, would face all disasters of war
rather than purchase that base prosperity which is bought at the price of national honor.
They featured in the Royal Academy's 1997 exhibition, Sensation, showing a sculptural version of Goya's disasters of war
Responding to the ongoing disasters of war
and the policies and conditions that lead to them, artists can condone or condemn.
Why are we prevented from resorting to diplomatic and political means to solve our problems while we are aware of the disasters of war
and its consequences?
In a new twist on the ancient craft of pyrography - that is, creating pictures by burning marks into wood - he has made a series of laser etchings, including 15 variations on Durer's The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Goya's Disasters of War
, which he has modified digitally before carrying out the etching with amazing precision.
Today's pictures lie, some are even from disasters of war
in the Southern Sudan.
McVicar and his design team also found inspiration in the works of a contemporary Spanish artist, Francesca Goya, notably his disturbing The Disasters of War
series of etchings and the so-called "black paintings" he created later in life.
The work was created out of remodelled plastic figurines enacting scenes from Spanish artist Goya's Disasters of War