Goya Exhibits on Display at USD
As a transitional figure who bridged the gap between the old masters of Spanish art and the first of the modern artists, Francisco Goya’s prints are known for their satirical and acerbic views of social norms and the futility of warfare.
A new University of San Diego exhibit, Goya’s Restless Monsters: “Los Caprichos” and the Birth of the Modern Print, demonstrates not only his prowess as a virtuosic and experimental printmaker but also his critical views of late 18th century Spanish society and biting cynicism about the human condition. Epigrams inscribed under the images reveal Goya’s facility with puns and his innate sense of how word and image can be powerfully combined. (Full Story on Inside USD)
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