9781861890450

Goya: The Last Carnival

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  • ISBN13:

    9781861890450

  • ISBN10:

    1861890451

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

This intriguing book on Goya concentrates on the closing years of the eighteenth century as a neglected milestone in his life. Goya waited until 1799 to publish his celebrated series of drawings, theCaprichos, which offered a personal vision of the "world turned upside down". Victor I. Stoichita and Anna Maria Coderch consider how themes of Revolution and Carnival (both seen as inversions of the established order) were obsessions in Spanish culture in this period, and make provocative connections between the close of the 1700s and the end of the Millennium. Particular emphasis is placed on the artist's links to the underground tradition of the grotesque, the ugly and the violent. Goya's drawings, considered as a personal and secret laboratory, are foregrounded in a study that also reinterprets his paintings and engravings in the cultural context of his time.

Author Biography

Victor I. Stoichita is currently Professor of History of Art at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
The Turn of the Century as a Symbolic Form
The Carnival Is Dead, Long Live the Carnival!
Vertigo
Clinic of Pure Reason
Goya's Pharmacy
The Carnival of Language
Royal Games
Ha-ha, Ho-ho, Hu-hu, He-he!
Appendix: Publicity Notice from theDiario de Madrid, 6 February 1799
References
List of Illustrations
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