NORTH GALLERY

2016

Francisco Goya

SLEEP OF REASON

January 23 – April 11, 2016

From the Collection of Tom and Lore Firman - Curated by Boyden.

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Goya served as a court painter for four successive rulers of Spain and is considered one of the most imaginative Spanish artists. An extraordinarily incisive observer of the human condition, his work explores diverse subjects, genres, and formats. SJIMA’s exhibition focuses on his prints, a genre in which Goya explored expressions of human society and human nature as it is shaped during war, famine, and intense poverty. He did not shy away from difficult subjects, and his prints confront hubris, ignorance, superstition, and myriad forms of violence. The title print of the exhibition The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters depicts Goya himself slumped over a table haunted by nightmares and demons swirling about him in the form of owls.

This exhibition is provided as a historical counterpoint to the exhibitions by contemporary artists Ai Weiwei and Dana Lynn Louis, also on display in the museum. Together, all three exhibitions are linked by the common thread of human rights.

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SPONSORS:

The Honeywell Charitable Fund, Printonyx, Browne’s Home Center and Harbor Rentals.