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 MirĂ³, who also delved into ideas of light and shadow through subject matter and printmaking.

Curated by Josie Sommer, Collections Intern.

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