Si sabrá mas el discípulo

No se sabe si sabrás más o menos, lo cierto es que el maestro es el personaje más grave que se ha podido encontrar. Un maestro burro no puede enseñar más que rebuznar. ¿Acabará sabiendo más el alumno que su profesor? No. Todos acabarán como lo que son: jumentos. Por mucho empeño que se ponga -viene a decir Goya-, de donde no hay, no se puede sacar.

Los caprichos, Colección de 80 aguafuertes de Goya (1792-1799), la primera edición de los Caprichos, la de mayor valor estético e histórico por ser la única estampada bajo la supervisión directa del artista en 1799. Sátira contra la ignorancia y la superstición de la sociedad de su época, representan escenas fantásticas y visiones de trasfondo de pecados e injusticias, con una técnica violenta y audaz.

About Francisco de Goya

The tempestuous works of Francisco de Goya distinguish him as the most important Spanish painter of his time. Among his contemporaries, he was best known for his lighthearted tapestry cartoons of leisure activities, subtle satirical etchings of the bourgeoisie, and penetratingly psychological portraits of the aristocracy. Having survived an unknown illness that left him deaf and witnessed the atrocities committed during Napoleon’s occupation, which are hauntingly portrayed in the mass execution of Spanish civilians in The Third of May 1808, Goya went on to create some of his most somber, chilling images with his late “Black Paintings,” which were painted directly onto the walls of his home. Now recognized as a harbinger of modern art, Goya influenced numerous artists, including Pablo Picasso in the creation of his masterpiece Guernica (1937).

Spanish, 1746-1828, Fuendetodos, Spain, based in Madrid, Spain

Exhibition Highlights On Artsy

2016
Soulèvements (Uprisings), Jeu de Paume, Paris
2016
Goya: Mad Reason, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin
2016
2015
Goya: The Portraits, The National Gallery, London, London