Plate 64 from "Los Caprichos": Bon voyage (Buen Viage)

Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) Spanish

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A group of witches and demons flies through the night sky on the batlike wings of a monstrous creature. These hideous figures have been interpreted as the embodiment of vices let loose, under the cover of darkness, in the domain of ignorance. The blurring of the creatures that emerge from or disappear into the velvety layers of aquatint of the background lends the scene a nightmarish quality.

Plate 64 from "Los Caprichos": Bon voyage (Buen Viage), Goya (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, Fuendetodos 1746–1828 Bordeaux), Etching, burnished aquatint, burin

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