Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes: Spain’s Old Master (and Modern) Printmaker
July 06 through August 25, 2013
Goya (Spanish, 1746–1828) had the great misfortune to be blessed with extraordinary powers of perception and phenomenal graphic skills during the dark and chaotic era of the Napoleonic Wars that consumed Europe in the wake of the French Revolution. In this Weil Print Study installation, selections from two of Goya’s print series (La Tauromaquia, 1816; and The Disparetes or Los Proverbios, 1864) plus images from early and late in his outstanding career illustrated the artist’s insightful observations and his condemnation of mankind’s foibles and inhumanity to man.
Sponsored by Servisfirst Bank.
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828), A Circus Queen (Una reïna del circo), 1816–1823, etching and aquatint on paper, Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Jr. in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Weil, Sr., 1988.4.3.