Nov 12, 2016
The great Spanish painter Francisco Goya has always been a hero of mine. He was the Court Painter for the decadent and corrupt family of the Spanish King Charles IV. From this coveted position he made the most visionary and radical expressions of the social landscape of the times. His vision of humanity was a timeless one which repeats itself over and over again, he captured our hubris, our vanities, our foolishness, our superstitions, our inhumanity. Post election in the United States I keep thinking of Goya’s work, this print from the series, Los Caprichos, the translation for the title which is: “The Dream of Reason produces Monsters”sums up what we are waking up to.