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Goya's Graphic Imagination Virtual Opening


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Regarded as one of the most remarkable artists from any period, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) is renowned for his prolific activity as a draftsman and printmaker, producing about nine hundred drawings and three hundred prints during his long career. Through his graphic art, he expressed political liberalism, his criticism of superstition, and distaste for intellectual oppression in unique and compelling ways.

Join Mark McDonald, Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints, for a tour of Goya's Graphic Imagination to explore how Goya's drawings and prints allowed him to share his complex ideas and respond to the turbulent social and political changes occurring in the world around him.

Around one hundred works on display will come mainly from The Met collection—one of the most outstanding collections of Goya's drawings and prints outside Spain—with other works coming from New York, Boston, and Madrid’s Museo Nacional del Prado.

The exhibition is made possible by the Placido Arango Fund and Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson.

The catalogue is made possible by the Diane W. and James E. Burke Fund.

Additional support is provided by Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson and the Tavolozza Foundation. 

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Goya, (Francisco de Goya y Lucientes) (Spanish, 1746–1828). Seated Giant, by 1818. Burnished aquatint with scraping and strokes of 'lavis' added along the top of the landscape and within the landscape, 11 3/16 x 8 3/16 in. (28.4 x 20.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1935 (35.42)

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