Thursday, February 11, 2021

Goya: The Dreams, the Visions, the Nightmares

By Jason Fargo
“Truth has died,” one of the last prints from “The Disasters of War.” Francisco de Goya y Lucientes and The Metropolitan Museum of Art
In more than 100 drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the brilliant Spanish artist navigates the turbulence of politics and looks deep within the chambers of his heart. “Goya’s Graphic Imagination,” opening this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, offers a vital tonic from an artist with (to our eyes) all the right political commitments: horrified by violence, revolted by unearned privilege, standing up for freedom and knowledge and rights for all. [More]