Nationality

Spanish

Artist Dates

1746-1828

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Date of Work

1799

Medium

Etching

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

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Francisco Goya was an important painter and printmaker, whose work grew out of the Baroque era into Romanticism. Los Caprichos is one of the most compelling series of graphic images in the history of European art. It was Goya’s satirical commentary on the foolishness and superstitions he observed around him in Spanish society. Los Caprichos explores such topics as the Spanish Inquisition, witchcraft, greed, and corruption in scenes depicting monks, aristocrats, procuresses, goblins, and animals behaving like foolish people.

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