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Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos at University of Michigan Museum of Art

Francisco Goya. The sleep of reason produces monsters (detail), 1799.

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.


Related Links:

  • 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