The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: La Tauromaquia

Francisco José de Goya, The Agility and Audacity of Juanito Apiñani in the Ring at Madrid  (Ligereza y Atrevimiento de Juanito Apiñani en la de Madrid), Plate No. 20 from La Tauromaquia, 1815-16,

March 23, 2007 – June 10, 2007

Goya’s Mastery in Prints

UAMA presents Goya’s Mastery in Prints, a four exhibition cycle of extraordinary etchings by Francisco de Goya. These exhibitions celebrate the Spanish master’s revolutionary graphic techniques and profound artistic influence. On loan from the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, this is a rare opportunity to see the four complete first edition print suites presented in succession.

The first exhibition of Goya’s Mastery in Prints, La Tauromaquia, is the artist’s chronicle of the evolution of bullfighting, from the ancient Spanish sport of hunting bulls to the graceful art of the 19th century bullfight. The suite includes 33 prints etched on copper plates. The etchings depict both a retrospective history of bullfighting in Spain, as well as the techniques and rituals of the bullfighters of Goya’s contemporary moment.


Download the gallery guide for this exhibition.

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Also see the related exhibition, Correspondence: In Relation to Goya ~ Louise Serpa

Visit our subsequent Goya exhibitions:

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Disparates

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Desastres de la Guerra

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Caprichos