Art: Goya, A Despairing Assault on Terminal Evil

The raging Goya was actually a man of the Enlightenment, a masterly show argues

No artist has ever been so eloquent about his society, or seemed so eager to speak beyond the grave to ours, as Francisco Goya (1746-1828). The idea of a universal painter, capable of addressing humanity in general rather than this or that time and culture in particular, may be a pious fiction, but Goya comes as close to fulfilling it as anyone has ever done. We see his face pressed to the glass of our terrible century, mouthing to make his warnings understood.

There has never been a complete retrospective of Goya's work, but the next best thing may be the...

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