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Nightmares of a Genius

Goya's Los Proverbios

July 5 to October 15, 2000

Nightmares of a Genius

Francisco Goya (Spanish, 1746-1828)
Simpleton (Bobalicon), Plate 4 from Los Proverbios c.1819-24
etching and aquatint, Gift of the Robert Tanenbaum Family Trust, 1999 © 2000 Art Gallery of Ontario


The exhibition includes eighteen prints by the Spanish artist, Francisco Goya (1746-1828). Originally completed in 1816 as "Los Disparates (The Follies)" this series is a monument in the history of art. These enigmatic images reflect the civil and social chaos of 19th c. Spain, and provide a disturbing commentary on human nature. Los Proverbios is a recent gift of the Robert Tanenbaum Family Trust.

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