_Los Caprichos__ Goya

_Los Caprichos__ Goya - found in any civilized society, and...

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Los Caprichos Francisco Goya, 1799 Los Caprichos ( The Follies) are a set of eighty aquatint prints created by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya in the 1790s. The prints were a medium for Goya’s Enlightenment-inspired condemnation of the follies and foolishness of Spanish society. The criticisms are far-ranging and acidic; he speaks against the predominance of superstition, the ignorance and inabilities of the various members of the ruling class, pedagogical short-comings, marital mistakes, and the decline of rationality. Some of the prints have anticlerical themes. Goya described the series as depicting “the innumerable foibles and follies to be
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Unformatted text preview: found in any civilized society, and from the common prejudices and deceitful practices which custom, ignorance, or self-interest have made usual. Los Caprichos were withdrawn from public sale very shortly after their release in 1799. Later in life Goya wrote that he had felt it prudent to withdraw the prints from circulation due to the Inquisition. Below are six etchings from Los Caprichos . The sleep of reason produces monsters What a tailor can do! Nothing could be done about it Why hide them? Yes, he broke the pot That certainly is being able to read...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2010 for the course HIST 015 taught by Professor Patch during the Spring '07 term at UC Riverside.

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