Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War

6 Oct-21 JanDublin's Chester Beatty Library displays 40 prints from the Disasters of War series by Spanish master Francisco Goya (1746-1828).

The library owns the entire collection of 80 prints from the second edition of the series, printed in 1892. The images depict the atrocities of guerrilla warfare, famine and political disillusionment following Napoleon's invasion of Spain in 1808.

Often considered as the precursor to modern-day photojournalism, Goya's unflinching war drawings have been described by British art critic Alastair Sooke as the "most searing works of art ever to deal with conflict".
Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00. Sat 11.00-17.00. Sun 13.00-17.00

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Address Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, tel. +353(0)14070750.

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Francisco Goya: The Disasters of War

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, tel. +353(0)14070750.

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