From royal portraiture to scenes in a bullring, Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes infused his keen vision of the observed world with his own creative impulses. This delicate dance is visible throughout Goya’s incredible output of prints. While the majority were published posthumously, Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints presents a selection of works that Goya himself worked on during his lifetime. More than 30 working proofs, trial proofs and published prints made under his supervision are on view, as well as a small selection of posthumous examples from his later numbered editions. Together, these artworks demonstrate Goya’s mastery of printmaking, and most significantly, his care in meaningfully capturing the spirit of his time.
Unflinching Vision: Goya’s Rare Prints
Through March 3rd
Norton Simon Museum
Image upper right: La Tauromaquia: The Agility and Audacity of Juanito Apiñani in (the Ring) at Madrid, 1816, Etching and aquatint, Norton Simon Foundation.