It's a stream of Goya-esque consciousness, and in fact the scattered body parts which adorn a tree in one drawing are a direct reference to Goya's Disasters of War
Add to that the man-made disasters of war
and genocide and it is not surprising that in recent years our major charity organisations have been grappling with a new phenomenon, compassion fatigue.
The Disasters of War
are a series of 82 prints created between 1810 and 1820.
One can imagine the positive response from the art establishment--admiring curators at the Royal Academy analyzing the Chapmans' inclusion, once again, of Goya's lynching tree from the Disasters of War
, 1810-20--just as easily as one can picture the artists' mother gushing, "A pink pig for mommy
1808-12), which transformed dead birds, animals, and fish into the still life equivalents of the victims of the Disasters of War
The Upper-Level Galleries will present Steve Mumford's War Journals, 2003-2013, organized by the Frist Center; Goya: The Disasters of War
, a collaboration of Pomona College Museum of Art and the University Museums of the University of Delaware; Real/Surreal, organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art; and Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan orders in Renaissance Italy, organized by the Frist Center.
The male figure in Paradise Garden recalls Witness (2003-4) which evolved from a plate in Goyas Disasters of War
showing a man facing a firing squad, whereas Alleluia despite its title suggests judgement, annihilation and violence.
A new David McVicar production draws its inspiration from Francisco Goya's The Disasters of War
In both bodies of work, however, Schuyff demonstrates a hard-won but lightly worn ability to impose his artistic will on others' work without appearing either cynical or, as was the case with Jake and Dinos Chapman's "improvements" to Francisco de Goya's Disasters of War
Goya's Disasters of War
series of etchings show the horrors of Napoleon's invasion of Spain.
The Chapman brothers - Dinos, 41, and Jake, 36 - rose to prominence with models recreating etchings by Goya called The Disasters Of War
, and recently produced a set of carved tribal figures featuring the logo of fast food chain McDonald's.
Only two chapters -- on the chemical spill at Bhopal, and oil spills in UK waters -- deal substantially with technological disasters, and none examine the disasters of war