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Lecture: Goya's Sketch Books — Folly and Fantasy

Albuquerque Museum's Curator of Art Josie M. Lopez, PhD will give a public lecture discussing Goya's works on paper currently on view in "Visions of the Hispanic World."

When

Mar 30, 2019
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

Where

Albuquerque Museum
2000 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque Museum, NM 87104

Description

Albuquerque Museum's Curator of Art Josie M. Lopez, PhD will give a public lecture discussing Goya's works on paper currently on view in "Visions of the Hispanic World."

After Francisco Goya’s death in 1826, his sketch books, now called Albums A through H, were separated and sold off. Though they are now in collections all over the world, these drawings provide a unique opportunity to glimpse into the artist’s imagination and his desire to see and depict the world in all of its beauty and in all of its ugliness. 

Curator of Art Josie Lopez will discuss four drawings from Albums B, C, D, and H as well as a rare lithograph created by Goya at the end of his life. The drawings, like Goya’s prints, are often used to present a satirical interpretation of the world that is bitingly critical yet full of wit and sometimes even joy. Human folly is often at the center of Goya’s prints and drawings, but the complex layers of meaning, even in the sketches, demonstrate Goya’s interaction with Spanish culture, politics, and identity that spanned his lifetime. He is both celebrating and exposing the hypocrisies of human interaction in realms that are seemingly everyday and at the same time fantastic. 

Price

Admission to the lecture is free.
$5 additional special exhibit surcharge to view "Visions of the Hispanic World" applies.
No surcharge for children 12 and under.
Surcharge applies during free days and events at Albuquerque Museum.
Lecture: Goya's Sketch Books — Folly and Fantasy

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes, "Viejo columpiándose (Old Man on a Swing)," 1824-28, black chalk and lithographic crayon, on laid paper, Hispanic Society of America, A3313

Contact

Elizabeth Becker
505-243-7255