in The Third of May?
writer Siri Hustvedt discusses
viewing the Goya painting El Tres de Mayo
and discovering a small self-portrait
image in the shadowy lower
told myself that I had looked too long at this section of the
painting and was seeing things the way children see images in
shadows or clouds. And then, to my utter astonishment, I saw Goya's
face staring out at me. It's a simple rendering - large eyes,
flat nose and open mouth, but it includes the artist's signature
leonine hair flowing out from around his jawline."
of poetry "The Sleep
of Reason" based on
of the same name
Gewanter's intelligent, uneven new book of poems takes its name from
an etching by Goya, ''The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters,'' in
which a sleeping artist's unfettered imagination gives birth to mad-eyed
horrors. As you might expect, then, the poems here often involve violence,
irrationality, ''the choke of fertility'' and other things that go
bump in the night."
review of this book by
David Orr is at the NYTimes here.
etchings & Gusky photographs together for Dallas, Texas exhibit
70 etchings and photographs, "Images of Human Tragedy in Black
& White," are shown in tandem on the walls of the Meadows
Museum on the Southern Methodist University campus. Each set is a
potent, disturbing comment on man's inhumanity. Together, they are
earliest ones, etchings by Francisco de Goya, depict the atrocities
of the Napoleonic Wars in Spain. The more recent set consists of photographs
by Dr. Jeffrey Gusky capturing the legacy of the Nazis' extermination
of the Polish Jews. Goya depicts acts of extreme brutality, Gusky
only the shadowy remains of a civilization"
Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd., Dallas
Through Jan. 4, 2004. Free Admission.
Information (214) 768-2516
article by Gaile Robinson
Star-Telegram Art and Design Critic here.
Goya Disasters of War
modern art display
No Awe." By Perry McPartland
"Having received £500,000 from Saatchi for their piece,
"Hell", the Chapman brothers purchased a complete set of
Goya's "Disasters Of War" prints. Their new work, "The
Rape Of Creativity" reveals them as having gone through the lot,
changing the figures´ heads into clowns, nazis, rabbits and
puppy dogs. As a piece it is symptomatic of the current floundering
in the British art scene."
Shock, No Awe," New York Arts
Mag online article here.
Heart of Spain is a centerpiece of Central Louisianas celebration
of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial and features work by such world
renowned artists as El Greco, Murillo, Ribalta, and Goya. The collection
is a magnificent cross-section of spiritually-themed paintings, tapestries,
sculptures, jewelry and ancient symbols of faith that document one
of the worlds oldest themes: mans spiritual journey. "
Web site here
Museum Website here
"Town Talk" Review here
GOYA NEWS ARCHIVED HERE