Great Goya Etchings: The Proverbs, The Tauromaquia and The Bulls of Bordeaux

Introduction by Philip Hofer
96 pages
B&W illustrations
12.25 x 9.4 inches

A stunning gallery of Goya's later works, this volume presents prints from The Proverbs, La Tauromaquia, and The Bulls of Bordeaux. Its seventy-eight etchings represent the grandeur of Goya's art as well as its major themes—the Bible, human folly, and the brutal pageantry of bullfighting. Savage yet sympathetic, the nightmare visions of The Proverbs are among Goya's most enigmatic works. The realism of La Tauromaquia and The Bulls of Bordeaux is similarly striking, with remarkably accurate images of bulls and fighters. Each etching appears with the original caption and an English translation. Additional text sheds light on the life and times of the great Spanish master.