The exhibition includes about a hundred works from the MET collection - one of the most outstanding collections of drawings and prints by Goya outside Spain, as well as works by the great Spaniard from the Boston Museum, the Prado National Museum in Madrid and the National Library.
This exhibition explores Goya's graphic imagination and how his drawings and prints enabled him to share his complex ideas and respond to the tumultuous social and political changes taking place in the world around him. Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is considered to be one of the most prominent painters of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. The master is known for his fruitful work as a draftsman and engraver, he created about nine hundred drawings and three hundred engravings during his long career. In his drawings and prints, he expressed his political liberalism, criticism of superstition, and aversion to intellectual oppression in unique and compelling ways.