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Image of Será lo mismo (It will be the same.) 13587

2004.12.1

Artist

Francisco José y Lucientes de Goya

Title

Será lo mismo (It will be the same.)

Creation Date

ca. 1815

Century

early 19th century

Dimensions

9 3/4 in. x 13 9/16 in. (24.77 cm x 34.45 cm)

Object Type

print

Creation Place

Europe, Spanish

Medium and Support

etching with aquatint on paper

Credit Line

Museum Purchase, James Phinney Baxter Fund, in memory of Professor Henry Johnson

Copyright

Public Domain

Accession Number

2004.12.1
Será lo mismo is a plate from Goya’s later Disasters of War series, produced during the Peninsular Wars (1808-14) that plagued Spain during the Napoleonic reign of Europe. The print reveals a horrific scene that Goya may have witnessed repeatedly during these years—mourners carrying corpses—though the lack of specific symbolism or historical context suggests a more universal theme. Goya’s unique ability to distill such timeless meaning from human behavior inspired generations of artists, from nineteenth-century French painters like Delacroix, Manet, and Degas; and through them the great artists of the twentieth century.

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