Michael Iarocci "Reading War: Goya, Photography, Critique"

Friday, April 26, 2013, 4-5 p.m. in Lebus 113

Michael Iarocci (University of California, Berkeley) is a recognized leader in 18th and 19th-century Spanish literary and cultural studies. The subject of his talk involves an analysis of Francisco Goya's relationship to the photojournalism of war. While conventional wisdom is that Goya is a precursor on that front, a more complex story can be told about Goya's relationship to the photographic and about the reception history of visual images in the 19th century.

Following the talk, the Museum will host a viewing session of Goya’s etching series, Los Desastres de la Guerra (1810 – 1820).

For more information about the museum's Etchings of Francisco De Goya, click HERE.

This lecture is co-sponsored with Pomona College Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.