The prints:

The Disasters of War

(Series of 82 pictures)


The second great series, The Disasters of War, came about as a consequence of another great crisis caused by the impact of the War of Independence. From 1810 Goya started to bring into shape a series of scenes which showed the uglier side of war, the deaths, the tortures and the consequences that war has on the individual; bitter testimonies full of pessimism.

There are 82 prints which he worked on until 1820 and which remain as a social chronicle with a strong anti-war message. The techniques used were etching, aquatint, dry point and burin. 73 preparatory drawings have been preserved which were made with brush and ink.


Marisa Cancela



Bibliography

Gassier, P. Dibujos de Goya : Los Albumes. Friburgo, 1973.

Gassier, P. Dibujos de Goya : Estudios para grabados y pinturas. Friburgo, 1975.

Mangiante, P. J. Goya e l'Italia. Roma, 1992, pag. 154 y ss.

And it can't be helped
This is the truth
Ravages of war





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