Goya and the Birth of Modern Misery

February 2 • 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on WAAM • Ann Arbor

Francesco Goya (1746-1828) was Spain’s foremost portrait painter, printmaker, and
satirist from the late 18th to the early 19th centuries; a time of massive upheaval for his country. Using the backdrop of Napoleon’s invasion in late 1807, which sparked eight years of famine, atrocities against civilians, and grinding guerilla war, Ed highlights Goya’s most influential works, including his two etching series Los caprichos (1799) and The Disasters of War (1810-20). Find out how this artist, called ‘the last Old Master and first Modern,’ combined virtuosic technique and a journalist’s eye with a profound humanitarian sense.