Written and presented by renowned art critic Robert Hughes, “Goya: Crazy Like A Genius” explores the world of Francisco Goya: charting his achievements as a court painter, satirist and war reporter, as well as a topographer of the inner self- of madness, fear and despair.
Saturday, June 23rd 2012 at 7pm
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This program offers a detailed visual and intellectual analysis of Goya masterpieces, including Witches in the Air, The Third of May and The Dream of Reason, as well as examples of his early work and portraiture such as The Duchess of Alba, The Nude Maja and The Clothed Maja. Hughes gives an insight into the enormous changes that took place in Goya’s work in the course of his life: the shift from light to dark.
In Spain, he travels to Goya’s native Aragon and in Madrid he is seen visiting galleries, palaces and churches where Goya’s works are on display. In New York Hughes calls on the American painter, Leon Golub, who shares his fascination for Goya, and elicits a contemporary artist’s perspective on the Spanish master s work.
Hughes professes himself incapable of summing up Goya’s achievements neatly, but concludes that to meet Goya is still to meet ourselves.
“One of those rare programs where you feel afterwards as if a layer of dead skin has been stripped from your eyeballs and your powers of perception have shot up accordingly.” -SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
All right… You think you know Goya based on the paintings I’ve presented so far. Now take a look at these paintings by Goya…
Is this even the same artist?! Find out about Goya’s remarkable life!
This very special screening will be held at 7pm on June 23rd, 2012. Our screening room is located in Pacoima, CA. The Animation Creative League meetings are by invitation only. To request an invite, contact Taber Dunnipace at…
If you can bring refreshments, please do. Confirmations will go out well in advance of the screening. Space is limited. Make sure you let us know if you can’t make it so we can offer your seat to another person.