Limited and numbered facsimile edition of the 80 prints by Francisco de Goya that make up the “Disasters of War”, made in 2008 by Centro Editor-Planeta-EDP, from the first edition of 1863 that is preserved in the Museum of the Engraving of Fuendetodos (Zaragoza).
In 1815 Goya finished the Disasters. But he was hesitant to stamp the plates because they seemed too compromising. In 1863 the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando made a printing of 500 copies. One of the few copies of this edition that are preserved complete belongs to the Engraving Museum of Fuendetodos. Editorial Planeta-EDP, in co-edition with the Museum of Engraving, produced an exclusive and limited edition of 2,988 numbered and notarized copies.
The whole set is delivered in a large box made of cardboard lined with charcoal blue cotton fabric, protecting all the elements that make up the work. Stamped on the inside is a version of a self-portrait by Goya that is currently in the Metropolitan Museum in New York, with the artist’s full signature as it appears on the handwritten cover of the “Ceán Album”.
The “Disasters of War”, which Goya produced between 1810 and 1815, is his most personal graphic work, and in his 80 prints the artist shows us the horror he felt in the face of the violence of the conflict. Goya did not publish these prints during his lifetime. In 1863 they were published by the San Fernando Royal Academy of Fine Arts, under the title “Disasters of War”. This is the edition that is reproduced. Starting from a presentation (print 1), the series is made up of three parts: the horrors of war (prints 2 to 47), the famine in Madrid (prints 48 to 64) and the so-called “emphatic whims” (prints 65). to 80). Presented in turn in another case, which includes the copy certificate, and lined in fine burgundy velvet.
It includes a book of studies, bound in hard cover, format 29 x 34 cm, 352 illustrated pages that brings the graphic work of the Aragonese artist closer to readers of our time. Contains articles by specialists Valeriano Bozal, Coca Garrido and Jesusa Vega. It is a detailed analysis of the 80 prints, of which an enlargement of the most significant details is reproduced. Also included are preparatory drawings that are of exceptional importance because they show the artist’s creative process. In total it includes 73 drawings.
The case is enriched by the inclusion of a reproduction of the bronze plaque with Goya’s signature inverted, from print 27 (“Charity”), handcrafted for this edition.
This article also includes the book “Witnesses of an era (1808-1814)”, a 352-page book that portrays daily life and the atmosphere of the country in those turbulent days, according to the story of its own protagonists. It includes manifestos, proclamations, articles from the “Diario de Madrid”, political texts, popular songs, diaries of foreign travelers and personal letters. It is organized into four sections: People and War, Daily Life, Church and Religion, and Politics and Reason.
A promotional CD from the publisher about the work and its editing process is also included as a gift.
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes was born in 1746 in Fuendetodos (Zaragoza), and died in the French city of Bordeaux in 1828. His work represents the birth of artistic modernity in Spain. In 1775 he settled in Madrid, in whose Court he experienced an unstoppable rise: Painter of the King in 1786 with Carlos III and, already with Carlos IV, First Chamber Painter in 1799. In his work, paintings such as “The family of Carlos IV” stand out. , “The naked maja” and “The dressed maja”, as well as an exceptional gallery of portraits. In addition to the “Disasters”, the War of Independence inspired two extraordinary paintings: “May 2, 1808 in Madrid (the charge of the Mamelukes)” and “The executions of May 3, 1808”. His production as an engraver during his lifetime were “Los Disparates”, “La Tauromaquia” and “Los Caprichos”, and after his death “Los Desastres de la Guerra” and “Los Nuevos Caprichos” were published.
The whole set in perfect condition, complete and in the original cardboard packaging of the publisher.
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