Sun, 06/08/2014 – Sun, 09/07/2014

Rodale Gallery

Los Caprichos, a set of eighty etchings by Spanish artist Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), is one of the most influential series of graphic images in the history of Western art. Enigmatic and controversial, Los Caprichos—meaning “follies” or “caprices”―was created during a time of social repression and economic crisis in Spain. Influenced by Enlightenment thinking, Goya made a groundbreaking analysis of the human condition, denouncing superstitions and social abuses. This rare first edition, published in 1799, is one of four sets of the series purchased by the forward-thinking Duke and Duchess of Osuna, who were aware that Goya was lampooning their fellow nobles and the Inquisition.

The exhibition also featured works by contemporary artists Emily Lombardo and Enrique Chagoya, and by Edward Hagedorn from 1925, that relate Los Caprichos to our own troubled times.

The exhibition Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos was organized by Landau Traveling Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, in association with Denenberg Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA.


The Audrey and Bernard Berman Endowment Fund

Hank and Joanne Barnette

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

The Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment


Featured imgae: Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Capricho No. 9, Tantalo (Tantalus).