Yo lo vi” (I saw it) was Francisco de Goya’s comment on the 44th sheet of his “Desastres” from 1863. In view of the current war in Europe, the Scharf-Gerstenberg Collection is dedicated to the famous Spanish court painter, who denounced wars and social grievances in his cycles.
With the sale of the 80 etchings and aquatints “Caprichos”, Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) addressed a new clientele for the first time and denounced social grievances. Ten years later, in the 82-sheet cycle “Desastres de la guerra” (1863), he denounced the loss of reason and violence in the struggle against the occupation by Napoleonic troops and the famines at the beginning of the 19th century. The exhibition shows around three …
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Image above:Los desastres de la guerra, 1810-1820 80 etchings, bound Sheet 18: Enterrar y callar Begraben und schweigen Bury and shut up Collection Julietta Scharf, Berlin Photos: Dietmar Katz, Berlin