Goya’s Caprichos and the Human Condition

March 5, 2020 to June 7, 2020


Located in the Charles Butt Paperworks Gallery.



Francisco Goya was a great Spanish painter and printmaker known as the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns. In his famous Los Caprichos series of prints, Goya critiques society and pokes fun at the weaknesses of the human character. Included in the exhibition are four very rare working proofs for the Caprichos, offering an opportunity to see different quality impressions from the same suite in one gallery space.


Goya’s Caprichos and the Human Condition
is organized by the McNay Art Museum, curated by Lyle W. Williams, Curator of Prints and Drawings. Lead funding is most generously provided by the Elizabeth Huth Coates


Image: Francisco de Goya, Que Sacrificio! (What a Sacrifice) from Los Caprichos, ca. 1795. Etching, aquatint, and drypoint with ink. Collection of the McNay Art Museum, Bequest of Mrs. Jerry Lawson.