Reappraise the genius of Francisco Goya
via a landmark exhibition at The National.
The painting, by Spanish artist Francisco Goya
, is hugely famous.
"The sleep of reason produces monsters." These words can be found in an etching by Francisco Goya
, reproduced at the beginning of Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights (or 1,001 nights, that magical number).
Theodore Gericault's Return from Russia (1818) and Francisco Goya
's And They Are Like Wild Beasts (1810-20) depicted the pain and suffering French soldiers experienced in Russia and the same horrors they inflicted on the population during their invasion of Spain.
(2.) Por ejemplo, en Francisco Goya
de Jose Camon Aznar aparecen "El ciego de la guitarra" (1: 128), "El cacharrero" (1: 148), "El majo de la guitarra" (2: 33), "Los zancos" (2: 49), "Las mozas del cantaro" (2: 53), "El pelele" (2: 60), etc.
The pictures are all very different, including work by John Burningham, Francisco Goya
and Jack B.
Four drawings by Francisco Goya
brought the exhibition to a dramatic crescendo.
The town is also home to the Goya Museum, named after Spanish painter Francisco Goya
, and contains the largest collection of Spanish paintings in France, including works by Goya and Picasso.
Many of the more than 70 pieces -- most from WAM's collection, with 10 loaned for the exhibition -- are, in fact, famous, such as Diane Arbus' celebrated but oddly disturbing photograph "Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967.'' Other artists whose work is featured include Francisco Goya
, Pablo Picasso, Manuel Alverez Bravo, Worcester's John O'Reilly and Marguerite White, who teaches at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.
As informed and informative as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking, Sire writes with a true eloquence and a genuine engagement in the form of six 'arguments' drawn from a variety of sources ranging from Rene Descartes, Stanislaw Lem, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Virginia Woolf, Francisco Goya
, literary theory, Jesus, and Jehovah.