ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN — The University of Michigan Museum of Art recently added to its collections a complete first edition (80 etchings) of Francisco Goya y Lucientes’s (1746–1828) famous set of prints Los Caprichos, which offers cutting social commentary on religion, prostitution, and the professional class.
Although a number of the nightmarish and idiosyncratic images from the Caprichosmay be familiar to visitors, it is rare to experience a complete set and even more exceptional to view a first edition in pristine condition, recently gifted to the Museum by the late Kurt Delbanco in honor of Nicholas Delbanco. This exhibition presents some of Goya’s most iconic — and disturbing — imagery with a delicacy and beauty that is rarely encountered.
Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos is currently on view through August 30, 2009.
For more information about the exhibit, visit www.umma.umich.edu
Learn about the artist Francisco Goya
View selections from Los Caprichos available in the Park West Gallery – Goya artwork collection