Origen de los arpones o banderillas (1st edition)Artist -
FRANCISCO GOYA Y LUCIENTESSize -
Etching, burnished aquatint and burinMedium -
Origin of the harpoons or banderillas (La Tauromaquia, Plate 7)Year -
1816About the artist
Fuendetodos 1746 - 1828 Bordeaux
Francisco de Goya opened the door to new aspects of "Modern Art". Through his printmaking, he disseminated Old Master's work, by updating many classic works, and turned the medium into an expression of truly modern ideas. In his series of 80 etchings, Los Caprichos (1799), he explored the darkest corners of man's character through allegory and social commentary.