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

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Disparates

Cropped image of Francisco José de Goya (1746-1828), Modo de volar (A Way of Flying) Plate No. 13 from Los Disparates, 1815-1824

June 21, 2007 – September 30, 2007

UAMA continues the presentation of Goya’s Mastery in Prints, a four-exhibition cycle of extraordinary etching suites by Francisco de Goya on loan from the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. These exhibitions celebrate the Spanish master’s revolutionary graphic techniques and profound influence on subsequent artistic generations.

The second suite in this series, Los Disparates (mad and absurd ideas) is an enigmatic group of 18 etchings (with 4 supplementary etchings added later) that comprise the artist’s last major undertaking in printmaking. Difficult to characterize, the suite includes dark, dream-like scenes that scholars have related to political issues, traditional proverbs and the Spanish carnival.


Download the gallery guide for this exhibition.

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Also see the related exhibition, Correspondence: In Relation to Goya ~ Victor Huerta Batista

Visit our subsequent Goya exhibitions:

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: La Tauromaquia

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

Goya’s Mastery in Prints: Los Caprichos