Goya's Caprichos: Aesthetics, Perception, and the Body

Goya's Caprichos: Aesthetics, Perception, and the Body

by Andrew Schulz, Francisco Goya
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521821053

ISBN-13: 9780521821056

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides detailed analysis of Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, a series of eighty etchings published in 1799, by examining the artistic principles that animate these remarkable images, and considering the complex way that they relate to the particular historical moment in which the prints were created and first received. In discussing the perceptual tensions…  See more details below

Overview

This book provides detailed analysis of Francisco Goya's Los Caprichos, a series of eighty etchings published in 1799, by examining the artistic principles that animate these remarkable images, and considering the complex way that they relate to the particular historical moment in which the prints were created and first received. In discussing the perceptual tensions in Los Caprichos, Andrew Schulz reevaluates the relationship between Goya's etchings and the Spanish Enlightenment, and reconsiders Goya's career during the 1780s and 1790s. His contention is that notions of vision and perception - key leitmotifs of the Enlightenment that became problematic in the years around 1800 - are fundamental to the poetics of Los Caprichos. By positioning Los Caprichos in the interstices between Neoclassicism and Romanticism, he reaffirms their crucial position in the history of European art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521821056
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Pages:
255
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: re-viewing Goya's satires; 1. From expression to caricature; 2. Modes of spectatorship; 3. Inverting the Enlightenment body; 4. Concepts of the grotesque.

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