Francisco de Goya
A disturbing satire
Los Caprichos is a series of eighty engravings and aquatints, which challenge different themes such as mortality, religion, marriage or superstition. Goya uses satire, blurs assumptions and holds up a mirror to society in a bizarre and disturbing way. Los Caprichos date from 1797 and were originally published in 1799. Their irony and sarcasm holds truth up to this present day and emphasise how modern a master Goya was in his time.
|Details||Los Caprichos, 28|
|Edition||Print of the first edition|
|Technique||Etching, aquatint and chisel (or burin)|
|Image size||21.5 x 15.1 cm|
|Sheet size||30.6 x 20.1 cm|