— Night Terrors

The exhibition, Goya: The Witches and Old Women, is on at the Courtauld Gallery in London for just a few more days. It looks like the most brilliant and hideous exhibition you’ll see this year! Quick!

This major exhibition reunites all the surviving drawings from the Witches and Old Women Album for the first time, offering a fascinating and enlightening view of a very private and personal Francisco de Goya.

 

Drawn in the last decade of his life, the album was never meant to be seen beyond a small circle of friends. Goya gave free rein to his creativity, inventing extraordinary images that range from the humorous to the sinister and the macabre.

 

In this exhibition visitors are invited to discover the private world of Goya’s boundless imagination, expressed through visions and nightmares, superstitions, and the problems of old age. Above all the drawings reveal Goya’s penetrating observation of human nature: our fears, weaknesses and desires.

 

Via: Courtauld Gallery

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