Goya: Disasters of War

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Friday, September 13, 2013 to Sunday, December 22, 2013

From 1810-1820 Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828) made an extraordinary body of work, a suite of 80 prints that lay bare, in darkly comic, frightening and visceral ways, the harrowing events that took place during and after the Peninsular War between Spain and France.  Using allegory and striking images coupled with text, Goya's prints were one of first works of art to fully convey the brutal inhumanity of war.  This exhibition has been curated by Diva Zumaya, doctoral student in the History of Art and Architecture, UCSB.