Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Francisco Goya Exhibition to Open in Perm
6.12.2011 13:26
Francisco Goya Exhibition to Open in Perm
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters, an image from the famous series "Los Caprichos" by Francisco Goya

The exhibition of Francisco Goya will be opened tomorrow at Perm Art Gallery. The museum will present a famous series of prints “Los Caprichos”. 

      “Los Caprichos” is a set of 80 aquatint prints created by the Spanish artist in 1797 and 1798, and published as an album in 1799. The exhibition is a truly unique event as this masterpiece of graphic arts is a great rarity for Russian museums. The full copies of “Los Caprichos” are available only at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow and at the State Museum of Fine Arts in Irbit.

      "Capricho" can be translated as a whim or a fantasy. The term has an ironical sense,as the artist analyzes the human fate and presents a satire on man’s follies and vices: greed, cruelty, ignorance, cowardice. Real and fantastic characters reflect political, social and religious tendencies of the society.

      The series consists of 80 images, each goes with a brief explanation, added by Goya. “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters”, the most famous work from this group of prints, can be also seen at the exhibition.  

      Source: Image courtesy: Livejournal

Author: Natalia Semicheva

Tags: Russian regions Russian events Russian culture Perm the Urals region 

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

85 Ice-holes and Fonts will be Organized in Moscow for Epiphany Bathing
The First Autumn Motorcycle Festival
The First Skating Rinks with Artificial Ice have Opened in Moscow
Zaryadye Park is Visited by 12 Million People Annually
Moscow Ranked First in the World with Regard to Long Traffic Jams in 2018

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter   facebook   submit

Bookmark and Share

search on the map
Olympic winners  Light Show  Exhibitions in Moscow  Genghis Khan  Sokolniki  Classical Music  Moscow Museums  Russian Poetry  Primorsky Territory  Tel Aviv  Christmas  Russian regions  Aleksey Kudrin  Maryana Naumova  Usman'  Film Festivals  Russian bureaucracy  tourism  Samara Region  Russian hockey  Russian business  Russian Cinema  Golden Mask  Print Media  Khabarovsk  Arkhangelsk  Sergey Nikitin  Oceanarium  visa center  Must See Places  Moscow  Historical Exhibitions  Life Saving  Zhukovsky  Russian tourism  Russian Theater  Andrei Rublev Museum of Old Russian Culture and Art  Pharmaceutical Garden of Moscow  Art Auction  Sverdlovsk region  travel to Russia  Russian transportation  St. Petersburg  Pipe Metallurgical Co  Russian Kremlins  Universiade in Kazan  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian sanctions   The Voice of Nomads  Festivals in Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites