Agony in Effigy: Art, Truth, Pain, and the Body

February 21–June 17, 2018

This selection of historical works explores how physical violence and suffering have been represented in art, from the promise of transcendence to political critique.

  • Francisco Goya: Tristes presentimientos de lo que ha de acontecer (Gloomy presentiments of things to come), from the series Los desastres de la guerra (The Disasters of War), 1819–23; etching, reinforced with aquatint; 11 1/8 x 15 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Mrs. Louise Mendelsohn.

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