Goya: The Last Carnival / Edition 1

Goya: The Last Carnival / Edition 1

by Victor I. Stoichita
     
 

ISBN-10: 1861890451

ISBN-13: 9781861890450

Pub. Date: 01/28/2000

Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited

This intriguing book on Goya concentrates on the closing years of the eighteenth century as a neglected milestone in his life.

Goya waited until 1799 to publish his celebrated series of drawings, the Caprichos, which offered a personal vision of the "world turned upside down". Victor I. Stoichita and Anna Maria Coderch consider how themes of Revolution and

Overview

This intriguing book on Goya concentrates on the closing years of the eighteenth century as a neglected milestone in his life.

Goya waited until 1799 to publish his celebrated series of drawings, the Caprichos, which offered a personal vision of the "world turned upside down". Victor I. Stoichita and Anna Maria Coderch consider how themes of Revolution and Carnival (both seen as inversions of the established order) were obsessions in Spanish culture in this period, and make provocative connections between the close of the 1700s and the end of the Millennium. Particular emphasis is placed on the artist's links to the underground tradition of the grotesque, the ugly and the violent. Goya's drawings, considered as a personal and secret laboratory, are foregrounded in a study that also reinterprets his paintings and engravings in the cultural context of his time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861890450
Publisher:
Reaktion Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/28/2000
Series:
Reaktion Books - Essays in Art and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
1. The Turn of the Century as a Symbolic Form
2. The Carnival Is Dead, Long Live the Carnival!
3. Vertigo
4. Clinic of Pure Reason
5. Goya's Pharmacy
6. The Carnival of Language
7. Royal Games
8. Ha-ha, Ho-ho, Hu-hu, He-he!
Appendix: Publicity Notice from the Diario de Madrid, 6 February 1799
References
List of Illustrations

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