HAA 161G - Francisco de Goya





Felipe Pereda

This course is about two things. First it’s an introductory course to the art of Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) at the time of the Enlightenment and early Romanticism.  It will look into his formation in the institutions of the Old Regime (Travel to Rome, member of the Royal Academy, Court Artist) and explore how Goya challenged this artistic culture, exploring new ideas for the meaning of art, of its public and of the role of the artist in society.  Second, the course will discuss Goya’s work (from his early “caricatures,” the Caprichos, to the Disasters of the War) in relation to modern debates about testimony, witnessing and trauma.