Francisco Goya (1746-1828). The Tensions of Enlightenment. Francisco Goya , The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters , No. 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices) 1796-98; published 1799 Etching and aquatint 21.6 x 15.2 cm.
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The Tensions of Enlightenment
Francisco Goya, The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters , No. 43 from Los Caprichos (The Caprices) 1796-98; published 1799Etching and aquatint21.6 x 15.2 cm.
FRANCISCO GOYA,The Third of May 1808, 1814. Oil on canvas, approx. 8’ 8” x 11’ 3” Museo del Prado, Madrid.Note the Franciscan priest about to be executed.
The Prado museum, Madrid, Spain - 2008 Goya exhibition with The Second of May, 1808 (left) and The Third of May, 1808 (right), both painted in 1814
FRANCISCO GOYA, (left) This is Worse, # 37; (right) Ravages of War, #40, from The Disasters of War series of 82 prints, etching, aquatint, and drypoint, 1810-20,(left) French execution, mutilated Spanish man impaled on a tree; (right) women raped and murdered. The Spanish guerrillas practiced such atrocities against the French occupiers.
Spanish War of Independence against French occupation, 1808-1814 // “Guerrilla” (little war)
Francisco GOYA,Disasters of War: Scarred for Life, 1810-20
To see all 80 prints in the series:
FRANCISCO GOYA, Saturn Devouring One of His Children, 1819–1823. Detail of a detached fresco on canvas, full size approx. 4’ 9” x 2’ 8”. Museo del Prado Madrid.The horrors of both “reason” and “unreason.” Monstrous side of humanity.This painting is one of 14 in a series known as the Black Paintings.