barber institute of fine arts
university of birmingham


ONLY LIGHT AND SHADOW

Francisco de Goya worked in a politically turbulent period of Spanish history, notoriously articulating his fears and observations through his masterful treatment of light and shadow in his prints.

This display of examples from the Barber’s collection places five of Goya’s enigmatic works among those by other Spanish artists, such as Picasso and Miró, who also delved into ideas of light and shadow through subject matter and printmaking.

Curated by Josie Sommer, Collections Intern.

KÄTHE KOLLWITZ (1867-1945)

The Young Couple

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Joan Miró (1893-1985)

Help Spain (Aidez L’Espagne)

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Francisco de Goya (1746-1828)

There is Something Beneath the Sackcloth (So el sayal, hay al)

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Bolten, Arent van (About 1573-1633)

Lamp in the form of a grotesque bird

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