El Perro—Manolo Valdés
'Los Disparates, Hoy' is the latest collection of Francisco de Goya’s engravings and prints from 1819 to 1824. The 12 works, known as Los Disparates (The Follies), are renowned for their submersion in nightmare visions, absurd imagery, concealed obsession and creatures that are not of this world.
Born in Fuendetodos (Zaragoza), Goya’s art broke with the aesthetic limits of iconography that dominated the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He has had tremendous influence on artistic movements that came after his time, from Romanticism to Impressionism as well as the Absurd.
Los Disparates are some of Goya’s most challenging and personal creations, and though they are difficult to interpret, this lends to their intriguing nature and their artistic longevity.
This exhibition presents Goya’s Los Disparates alongside the works of 21 contemporary artists, all of whom have been influenced significantly by him. These artists include José Manuel Broto, Eduardo Arroyo, Günter Grass, Martín Chirino, Luis Feito, Juan Genovés, Manolo Valdés, Luis Caruncho, Andrés Rábago (El Roto), José Beulas, Ricardo Calero, Julio León, Alicia Díaz Rinaldi, Darío Villalba, Luis Gordillo, José Hernández, Rafael Canogar, Jaume Plensa, Víctor Mira, Pascual Blanco y Guinovart. All were inspired by Goya’s genius in their own artistic creations, and have in turn been prominent figures in shaping the artistic landscape of the 20th century.
The exhibition is presented by iberCaja, and the inauguration takes place on May 9th at 7:30pm. It will be open until September 15th, and is open every day from 10am-2pm, and from 5pm-8pm, Sundays 11am-2pm. Entry is €6, €3 for concession tickets, and free for children under the age of seven.
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