Saturday, March 05, 2005

I love Goya!

I was actually finishing a sketch up to post today... but I was sidetracked. As I was drawing my brother, the art-history expert, told me that I might be interested in Francisco de Goya(1746-1828). He told me that it seemed more my style... so I looked him up. I am interested in art, but mostly what I know comes from Matt(brother); other than that I am rather ignorant on the subject. I think this is proven in that I didn't know who Goya was. So... I found all his paintings, prints and drawings online at the Web Gallary of Art. I have to say that I have found a new favorite artist. I love his prints(especially this one 'The sleep of reason produces monsters'):

The sleep of reason produces monsters

This is one that I did know of before. I have to say that I was excited when Matt pointed out that this was one of Goya's prints. Well... I can definatly say that my quality is in no way comparable to Goya, but I can see where my bro thought I'd be interested. Goya has a combination of religious art and political satire... all that I love. I always wondered why no one used 'The sleep of reason produces monsters' print in any political cartoon. Hey, it'd be cool:)

These are some of my favorite: 'Out Hunting for Teeth!', 'The Madhouse', 'Witches' Sabbath', 'A Procession of Flagellants', 'Witches in the Air', and 'Truth Has Died'.

My fridays are usually very uneventful. I have probably spent way too long looking at Goya's art. So now I am going to pull myself away from the computer and try to do something a little more productive. Let's see if it works...

3 comments:

Jessica said...

Don't pull too hard!

davestarr said...

Goya is pretty dope, did you ever finish that politcal cartoon you did that was based on this print? I can't remember.

el said...

Nope... I chunked it.