Frank, Joseph
June 1953
New Republic;6/8/53, Vol. 128 Issue 23, p20
The article presents information on the book "Goya's Caprichos," by José López-Rey. López-Rey, in this scrupulous and well-written study, has tried to unravel "the general, cumulative and essential meaning of the "Caprichos." The volume of plates included with this set comprises the "Caprichos" themselves, all the preparatory drawings for the final plates, and the drawings from two earlier works of Goya that contain preliminary ideas for the "Caprichos." In the plate introducing the second part of the series, as López-Rey points out, Goya depicts himself sleeping and dreaming, dreaming of the demons who are to assault the spectator in the plates that follow.


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