MOSCOW, January 24. /Offset. TASS Svetlana Yankina/. Exhibition “Caprichos. Goya and Dali”, which brought together created with a difference of 180 years, the etchings of two Spanish artists, opened Tuesday to the public at the State Museum of fine arts. A. S. Pushkin (Pushkin Museum) in Moscow and will last until March 12. Presented in the exhibition of Goya’s works in the exhibition come from the Museum’s collection, and Given – of private.
“actually, to make this exhibition was difficult, never shown – with the text, in pairs, translations of all names,” – said TASS collector Boris Fridman, involving the collection which the Museum has already hosted several exhibitions.
the Satirical “Caprichos” of Francisco Goya is considered one of the pinnacles of his graphic art. At the end of the XVIII century, the artist has created 80 sheets, which after almost 180 years to modernize Salvador Dali – he took as a basis the image of Goya supplemented his surreal elements, color and named differently. The rethinking of copyright works – a fairly common artistic technique which is now used, in particular, Jake and Dinos Chapman – something painting something on an already finished work of other authors, they are creating new artwork, often completely changing the meaning.
the First thing a viewer sees on entering the exhibition – two of the frontispiece, the first page of the series, with a self-portrait of Goya. First – original, second – reduced Gave and placed them inside lying in the desert of the Sphinx. Graphic work complemented by detailed comments about the artists and their works, and the dramaturgy of the exhibition as a whole is based on the Parallels between 41 engravings by Goya, selected by the curators, and relevant papers are Given.
the Works are placed together, and each pair is annotated by Goya Dali wrote their own, limited to change of names. For example, list “What a sacrifice!” transformed into “What wonderful cherries!” – they were the heads of the characters who eats pririsoval on top of the head. However, one of the most famous sheets of the series – “the Sleep of the reason produces monsters” – to keep the original name and was Given.
the result, says curator-the custodian of the exhibition Polina Kozlova, “it turned out very good dialogue between two different artists, with wonderful comments – all together it constitutes in a sense an academic exposition and allows you to not only look at images, but to examine, to compare, to seek an inner meaning.” The project is supported and its publication which, according to Friedman, was the catalyst for the long-matured ideas about the exhibition. Now the book can be purchased at the Museum shops.