Thursday, 21 January 2010

Fantasies, Follies and Disasters

Fantasies, Follies and Disasters: The Prints of Francisco de Goya

I enjoyed everything Manchester Art Gallery had to offer at its Goya exhibition which matched the Spanish artist's work with the Chapman Brothers' 'Disasters of War' (1993) sculpture. Dark, disturbing and controversial, these 30 prints are taken from Goya's three main groups of etchings: The Fantasies, The Disasters of War and The Follies. The prints were withheld from public display during the artist's lifetime for their unpopular depiction battlefield horror, death and decay. A haunting insight into the mind of a person who saw life differently to others and captured it in art.

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