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Francisco Goya 'The Disasters of War'

Time/Date - 10:00 - 17:00, Fri 25 Nov 2016 - Sun 4 Jun 2017

Loan exhibition from The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin.

 
What Courage! (Que valor!) From Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra) Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) c. 1810-15, published 1892, Spain CBL Wep 1769

Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), What Courage! (Que valor!) From Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra)  c. 1810-15, published 1892, Spain CBL Wep 1769

 

Francisco Goya’s series of etchings and aquatint: The Disasters of War contains some of the most brutal and affecting depictions of war in the history of western art. In 1808, Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Spain and Goya’s Disasters series, made during 1810-20, record the scenes of violence, famine and death which resulted from the Spanish struggle against the French. Goya’s prints explore the horrifying consequences of guerrilla warfare and, perhaps most shocking of all, the ability of war to dehumanise an entire society.

Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), What Courage! (Que valor!) From Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra)  c. 1810-15, published 1892, Spain CBL Wep 1769

Francisco de Goya (1746-1828), Against the Common Good (Centra et bien general) From Disasters of War (Los Desastres de la Guerra) c. 1810-15, published 1892, Spain CBL Wep 1769


 

Exhibition Details:

  • This is a Free exhibition
  • Francisco Goya The Disasters of War will be located in Art 4, in the Ulster Museum

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