The Disasters of War: Etchings by Francisco Goya
The Norton Simon Museum presents The Disasters of War, an exhibition of etchings by the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1824). Goya created the series as a response to the brutality and desolation inflicted by the war between Spain and France (1808-1814), and his images do not offer a noble and heroic view of battle. Rather, they are an overwhelming, devastating description of war's barbarism. Created from 1810 to 1820, the set of prints featured in the exhibition is one of just two complete sets of rare working proofs printed during Goya's lifetime. The only other complete set is in the British Museum.