The Distant Origins of Modern Art: Reason, Madness and Reversal in Goya’s Paintings and Works on Paper

Image: Goya, Plate D from the ‘Disparates’: Fools-‘or Little Bulls’ – folly
ca. 1816–23 (published before 1877), The Met Museum

Date: Wednesday 16 September 2020
Time: 6:30–7:30pm (AWST) Venue: Online via Zoom. Email for the Zoom link and password. Please note: The lecture will be recorded. A link to the recording will appear on this website after the lecture. Much of the best literature on Goya draws on Michel Foucault’s thesis in Madness and Civilization that, just as Enlightenment medicine and philosophy divided madness and reason into mutually defining opposites, so opposites came to half-resemble each other […]


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