Rampaging bulls, horrific executions, and a strong dose of acid satire. Witness the work of two of art history’s greatest stars in a new exhibition of prints.
The exhibition Manet’s Goya. Prints focuses on the visible impact of Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828) on Édouard Manet (1832 – 1883), and on the mutual interest in war, bullfighting, and satire that binds them together.
Executions and bullfights
Neither Manet nor Goya flinch away from depicting the truly horrific. This is evident in e.g. the artists’ depictions of cruel executions and keen eye for bullfighting as theatre. Goya and Manet are both fascinated by the forces unleashed in the arena.
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Great art on paper
Most of the artworks in the exhibition come from the Royal Collection of Graphic Art – the SMK’s collection of art on paper. The Royal Collection of Graphic Art is home to more than 240,000 works. The collection covers a wide range of art, from 15th century art to Modernist works right up to works by the most recent contemporary artists.
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The exhbition is open from 22 August 2014 to 18 January 2015.