Blood and Ink: Disasters of War from Goya to the Chapman Brothers

April 5 – June 15

/ 2007

Controversial in his lifetime, the Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes continues to generate strong responses in the present. A series of prints entitled Disasters of War, which he made during the conflict between Spain and France in the early 1800s, depicted the brutality and suffering of war so graphically that they were not published until after his death. The same prints have served as inspiration for the work of the brothers Jake and Dinos Chapman, British artists who work collaboratively. Their print series Disasters of War updates Goya’s images while retaining his shock value as well as aspects of his style and technique.