Art Gallery Presents Goya Prints and Works by NH Art Association
January 10, 2007
Two new exhibitions featuring prints by the Spanish artist Francisco de
Goya as well as contemporary works by members of the New Hampshire Art
Association will open at The Art Gallery, Paul Creative Arts Center, on
Saturday, Jan. 20 and run through April 7.
Jennifer Benn, U.N.
Finished Aluminum Phantom F4, 2006,
oil on canvas, 46” x 72”
Recipient of the Friel Award for Originality.
A preview reception for “The Disasters of War by Goya: Selections
from the Georgia Museum of Art” and the New Hampshire Art Association
59th Annual Exhibition will be held on Thursday, Jan. 18, from 5–8
p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
“The Disasters of War by Goya: Selections from the Georgia Museum
of Art” features 40 etchings from a series created by Goya (1704-1828),
Spain’s most important artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
A painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, Goya served under three Spanish
kings. The brutality of war was of great concern to Goya, who witnessed
first-hand the battles between French soldiers and Spanish citizens during
the bloody years of the Napoleonic occupation of Spain.
During the Peninsular War (1808-1814), Goya recorded the death and destruction
he observed on the battlefields in numerous drawings and small paintings.
From these original sketches, he created 80 etchings that comprise “The
Disasters of War” series.
The etchings are being exhibited as a special visual arts presentation
in support of “The Greek Trilogy Project,” a collaboration
among the theatre departments from UNH, Keene State College, and Plymouth
Performances of the three Greek plays take place at the Johnson Theatre
Feb. 21-25. The plays include: “The Trojan Women” by Euripides,
directed by Paul Mroczka and performed by Plymouth State University, “Agamemnon” by
Aeschylus, directed by Ron Spangler and performed by Keene State College;
and “Electra” by Sophocles, directed by David Kaye and performed
Excerpts from “Electra,” followed by a discussion by adapter,
director, and UNH associate professor David Kaye, will be previewed during
an ArtBreak at The Art Gallery on Wednesday, Feb.14 at noon.
Francisco de Goya, Con
razon ó sin ella. (Rightly or wrongly.),
from The Disasters of War, 1810-14, etching, 5 15/16” x 8 1/8” (plate),
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia,gift of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Anderson.
Francisco de Goya, Y
no hai remedio. (And there’s no help for it.),
from The Disasters of War, 1810-14, etching, 5 7/16” x 6 ½” (plate),
Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia,
gift of Mr. and Mrs. James
Christopher Otte, Light
Spill, 2005, silver gelatin print, 36” x 24”
Recipient of the Currier Museum of Art Award.
The Art Gallery’s exhibitions and programs are free and open to
the public during the academic year Monday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.,
Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m.. The gallery
is closed Fridays and University holidays.
For more information, visit http://www.unh.edu/theatre-dance/productions.html
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