Francisco de Goya


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Ioana Jimborean, José Manuel Matilla, Gudrun Maurer, Manuela Mena, Wolfram Pichler, Martin Schwander, Victor Stoichita, Bodo Vischer


He was one of the last great court artists and at the same time a significant trailblazer for modern art: Francisco de Goya. The Fondation Beyeler is preparing one of the most extensive exhibitions of his work outside of Spain.

In his more than sixty-year-long career, Goya was an astute observer of the drama of reason and irrationality, of dreams and nightmares. His pictures show things that go beyond social conventions: he depicts saints and criminals, witches and demons, breaking open the gates to realms where the boundaries between reality and fantasy blur. The show gathers more than seventy paintings, around sixty masterful drawings, and a selection of prints that invite the viewer to an encounter with the beautiful, as well as the incomprehensible. The extensive catalogue examines Goya’s unique artistic impact in texts by renowned interpreters, and splendid photo galleries.

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Weight 3248 g
Dimensions 28.5 x 31.8 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 17 February 2022
Number of pages 288
Format Hardback
Contributors Edited by Martin Schwander für die Fondation Beyeler, Text by Andreas Beyer
Dimensions 28.5 x 31.8 cm
Weight 3248 g


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FRANCISCO DE GOYA'S (1746-1828) oeuvre covers the spectrum from the Rococo to Romanticism. The show is being developed in collaboration with the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. For the first time, rarely seen paintings from private collectors in Spain are united with key works from the most famous European and American museums and private collections.