December 14, 2004
INFORMATION: Sue Bozman or John Green, (661) 362-3415 or 3684
Art Exhibition to Showcase First-Edition Works of Goya
A collection of first-edition prints created by celebrated 18th century artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes will be presented at the College of the Canyons Art Gallery from Feb. 9 to March 19. The special exhibition will be held in conjunction with the colleges yearlong 35th anniversary celebration.
Goya spent two years creating the plates for Los Caprichos, a collection of 80 etchings originally published in 1799 and widely considered to be the Spanish artists first important series. He remains the greatest artist of social protest in modern times, and his work retains its universal relevance and appeal.
Los Caprichos revealed the harsh realities of Goyas world. The satirical caricatures boldy attack the attitudes, morals and behaviors of the church, the Inquisition, the Spanish government and the royal family, although Goya himself referred to the series as merely a collection of whimsical subjects.
The series of 80 first-edition prints will be presented in its entirety. Also to be displayed are several impressions from editions printed posthumously.
The exhibition, as well as an opening reception scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, will be held in the Art Gallery, which is located on the first floor of the Media & Fine Arts Building. The exhibition is part of a Norton Simon Museum gift to Pomona College in Claremont.
Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. A $1 parking permit can be purchased in the South Parking Lot or Parking Lot 6, both of which are accessible from Rockwell Canyon Road.