The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters: Goya and the Modern Dilemma

Malcolm Compitello
WEDNESDAYS 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 27
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The Dream of Reason Produces Monsters: Goya and the Modern Dilemma

Summer 2016
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WEDNESDAYS
2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 27

Location: 

Main Campus

Tuition: 

$135.00

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes has undoubtedly profoundly influenced the techniques, form, and meaning of modern art. From his innovations that revolutionized making etchings to the form and content of his historical and allegorical painting, Goya’s influence on artistic creation is immense. This course will study that influence and examine how Goya’s view of the world and his thought emerged. We will see how his paintings and etchings evolved into a systematic criticism of the antiquated nature of Spain’s institutions and way of life. We will also explore how Napoleon’s invasion of Spain provoked a crisis in Goya’s thinking and painting, and how his growing physical infirmity and conflicts with the state affected his innovative later work, including the enigmatic black paintings. The course will also examine the Goya's influence on subsequent generations of artists.

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Meet Your Professor

Professor and Program Director
Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Humanities Seminars Program

MALCOLM ALAN COMPITELLO is Professor of Spanish and Director of the Humanities Seminars Program. He has authored four books and numerous essays on Hispanic literatures and cultures, especially written and visual forms of narration. He is the Executive Editor of the Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies and serves on the editorial boards of a number of publications in the area of Hispanic Studies.

Location

Poetry Center
Dorothy Rubel Room
1508 E Helen
Tucson, AZ 85721
United States
Located on the SE corner of Helen Street and Vine Avenue, one block north of Speedway and three blocks west of Campbell Ave.

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