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Francisco Goya
The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
Etching, 1799

One of the advantages of art history is that it provides a sense of perspective. If you think we’ve got it bad, with our financial crisis, wars and natural disasters, just look at Spain in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A brilliant, sobering and visionary window onto that world is provided by “Los Caprichos (The Caprices),” a series of 80 etchings by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), currently on view at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor.

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November 2, 2016

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