The works of Spanish artist Francisco Goya, who created unsettling, macabre scenes inspired by historical events and mythology, as well as psychologically charged portraits, have captivated viewers for centuries. Goya’s drawings and prints are currently the subject of an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Prado Museum in Madrid recently acquired the earliest documented work by the artist, a painting titled Aníbal vencedor que por primera vez mira a Italia desde los Alpes. To mark the 193rd anniversary of the artist’s death in 1828, ARTnews asked curators to discuss their favorite works by Goya. Their selections follow below.
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