Among their topics are from the extended mind to the Anthropocene: rethinking scale in literary history, how we got out of music history and how we can get back into it, the rhetoric of time and the time of rhetoric, history as a scam: confrontation and resentment between archaeology and history, and alternative forms of historical writing: conceptions and facts in Goya's Disasters of War
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Caption: Figura 1 * Daniel Garcia Andujar, The Disasters of War
, Metics Akademia, 2017, instalacion, medios mixtos.Documenta 14, EMST, National Museum of contemporary Art, Atenas.
The exhibition consisted of a trio of works based on actual sets of Francisco Goya's "Disasters of War
" etchings (first published in 1863), as well as seven bronze sculptures of vests adorned with explosives: Life and Death Vests I-VII, 2017.
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.
Curated by Marisa Oropesa, the exhibit features some of the most important works Goya created, including his groundbreaking series of engravings "Caprichos," "Disasters of War
," "Tauromaquia" (Bullfighting) and "Proverbs or Follies" as well as his realistic portraits of Spanish King Carlos IV and Queen Maria Luisa.
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
. This exhibition focuses on a series of 21 etchings, published by The Paragaon Press, in London in 2004.
Responding to the ongoing disasters of war
and the policies and conditions that lead to them, artists can condone or condemn.
Artistically, "Denunciation" is in the tradition of Jacques Callot's "Miseries of War" and Goya's "Disasters of War
." "Denunciation" is a public announcement stigmatizing war, warning of impending evil.