Goya - They Carried Her Off!

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish, 1746–1828). “They Carried Her Off!” from “Los Caprichos”, 1797–98.
Brooklyn Museum; A. Augustus Healy Fund, Frank L. Babbott Fund, and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 37.33.8.

‘Proof: Goya, Eisenstein, Longo’ – Brooklyn Museum

From September 8, 2017, through January 7, 2018, the Brooklyn Museum presents ‘Proof: Francisco Goya, Sergei Eisenstein, Robert Longo’, an exhibition spanning three continents and four centuries that brings together the striking work of three unflinching chroniclers of their times.

Source: Brooklyn Museum

Depicting in black and white the societal impact of politics and power, the selections for this exhibition are presented in an inventive way that encourages a fresh evaluation of Goya and Eisenstein, while showcasing new works by Longo, who cites both of his predecessors as major influences.

”Proof” features a rare combination of works: 39 prints from Francisco de Goya’s four major print series, including 14 from the Brooklyn Museum’s set of the “Los Caprichos” series, a masterpiece of satirical etchings; seven films by Eisenstein; and more than 20 large-scale charcoal drawings by Longo from the last decade, including three that have never been on public view.

Seven films spanning the three major periods of Sergei Eisenstein’s (Russian, 1898–1948) career are projected simultaneously in a site-specific installation. The films are projected in slow motion—about one frame every six seconds—so that the viewer may better understand Eisenstein’s process of composition and montage.

Robert Longo (American, born 1953) has made a career of thinking critically about the circulation, consumption, and power of pictures. His monumentally scaled charcoal drawings expose politicized moments in current events, include re-creations of historical artworks, and incorporate potent symbolic imagery.

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