Exhibition of Goya Engravings Arrives at Rio’s Caixa Cultural

The twenty engravings – dated from 1815 to 1820 – are considered by critics to be the most obscure and complex of the Spanish artist's production, and they are cited as a major forerunner to the expressionist and surrealist movements, which would begin almost exactly a century later.

By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From Tuesday, July 10th to Sunday, October 7th 2018, Rio’s Caixa Cultural will be hosting an exhibition of twenty engravings by the Spanish master, Francisco Goya, entitled ‘Loucuras Anunciadas’ (Madness Announced).

The collection featured in the exhibition, also called ‘Disparates,’ or 'Provérbios' (Proverbs) was acquired by the Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid in 1864, over thirty years after the artists’ death. The enigmatic engravings are Goya's last graphic works and reveal nightmarish visions, violence, sex, as well as criticisms of absolutist power, state violence, Spanish institutions and . . .

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