Fantasies, Follies and Disasters: The Prints of Francisco de Goya

Disparate de Miedo (The Folly of Fear), detail
  • Saturday 15 August 2009 - Sunday 16 January 2011
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • FREE
Discover Goya's extraordinary use of imagination, wit and satire in this exhibition of around 30 rarely-displayed prints from our collections.

This exhibition was refreshed in February with a new set of prints. Exhibits are taken from the artist's three main groups of etchings: The Fantasies, The Disasters of War and The Follies, all of which were withdrawn or withheld from publication during his lifetime because of their controversial, disturbing or strange qualities.

You can also see the Chapman Brothers' gruesome sculpture Disasters of War (1993) alongside the Goya etchings that inspired it. See Visual Dialogues: Disasters of War for more details.

Goya etchings catalogue

Goya Etchings in Manchester Art GalleryPurchase the fascinating catalogue of the Goya etchings held at Manchester Art Gallery £4.99 from our online store.

Read Sarah Kent's preview of The Disasters of War by Jake and Dinos Chapman in

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