The Courtauld Gallery presents a ground-breaking exhibition of Francisco Goya’s later works

The Courtauld Gallery presents a ground-breaking exhibition which reunites for the first time all of the known drawings from one of Goya’s celebrated private albums. At the age of 50, the great Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828) suffered a near fatal illness that left him deaf and profoundly changed his life and work. Alongside his public role as court painter to the Spanish crown, Goya began to create albums of drawings. In these albums the artist recorded his private ideas and thoughts through drawings that often explore human nature at its most vulnerable - our dreams, nightmares, superstitions and mortality. The albums were never intended to be seen beyond a small circle of friends. This gave Goya the freedom to create images which range from the humorous, to the macabre and the

Comments are closed.

Sign up for the DADA Newsletter