Wednesday, October 22

Goya: Order and Disorder

"One of the titans of European art, Francisco Goya (1746–1828) witnessed a time of revolution and sweeping change in thought and behavior. As 18th-century culture gave way to the modern era, Goya’s penetrating gaze sought new means to capture human experience, both as he observed it, and as his imagination and artistic gifts transformed it. 'Goya: Order and Disorder' takes an innovative approach, organizing the extreme variety of the artist’s output thematically. The exhibition employs the poles of order and disorder to structure Goya’s creativity, moving from dignified portraits and daily rituals to the chaos of war and the pandemonium of the Bordeaux bull ring. Goya also attended to the fertile territory between the competing forces of order and disorder. In some works, either harmony or chaos prevails, but most exhibit a disquieting tension between these opposites."
MFA (Video)
MFA: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Presents
NY Times: Cosmic Grumbling, Awash With Acid
Boston: “Goya: Order and Disorder” at the Museum of Fine Arts
YouTube: Enter the Mind of Goya

2010 April: Francisco Goya, 2013 March: The Angel of the Odd. Dark Romanticism from Goya to Max Ernst, 2013 April: The Angel of the Odd.