Los Caprichos - Francisco de Goya
About the exhibition
At a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain, Francisco Goya set out to document the human condition and denounce social abuses, social backwardness and ignorance and intellectual oppression.
This exhibition features an early edition of Los Caprichos, a set of eighty etchings by this iconic Spanish artist first published in 1799. It is one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western art.
Los Caprichos deals with such themes as the Spanish Inquisition, the corruption of the church and the nobility, witchcraft, child rearing, avarice and the frivolity of young women. Its cast includes goblins, monks, aristocrats, prostitutes and animals. Inspiring and confronting, this exhibition was a must see.
Total Attendance: 3562
- Opening event with themed dress code and floor talk with curator and collections officer.
- Education kit and room sheets.
- AlburyCity owns the complete 5th edition of the Los Caprichos series. Read more about the twelve editions and how they differ.
- Listen to our Collections Officer, Bruce Derrick and Visual Arts Coordinator, Bianca Acimovic guide you through the exhibition on the ABC website.
- See more images of the exhibition at the MAMA Flickr page.