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- Main Title Goya's Fantastic Vision of Madness
- Series Title University Scholars Day
Author: Prater, PaigeCreator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas
Contributor: Abel, Mickey S.Creator Type: PersonalCreator Info: University of North Texas; Faculty Mentor; email@example.com
Sponsor: University of North Texas. Honors CollegeContributor Type: Organization
Name: University of North Texas. Honors College.Place of Publication: [Denton, Texas]
- Creation: 2011-04-14
- Embargoed Until: 2013-04-14
- Content Description: This paper discusses Francisco de Goya. Employing Foucault's discourse to specific works reveals Goya's ability to represent visually the fundamental tension between Romantic and Classical ideas, especially the ambiguous line between reason and madness.
- Physical Description: 30 p. : col. ill.
- Keyword: art history
- Keyword: philosophy
- Keyword: madness
- Named Person: De Goya, Francisco.
- Journal: The Eagle Feather, 2011, Denton: University of North Texas. Honors College
- Publication Title: The Eagle Feather
- Volume: 8
- Issue: 2011
- Peer Reviewed: True
- Is Version Of: Goya's Fantastic Vision of Madness [Presentation], ark:/67531/metadc93275
Name: UNT Scholarly WorksCode: UNTSW
Name: UNT Honors CollegeCode: UNTHON
- Rights Access: public
- DOI: 10.12794/tef.2011.129
- Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc84355
- Academic Department: Art Education and Art History
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- Display Note: Abstract: Francisco de Goya artistically recorded evolving definitions of madness that preoccupied the eighteenth-century. Questions arise regarding the origin and nature of madness, what to do with those that society deemed insane, and how to philosophically differentiate delusion from reason and imagination. In 'Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason,' twentieth-century philosopher and art critic Michael Foucault traces a history of madness. He singles out Goya as an instrumental figure in influencing Western thought on the subject (Foucault 285). Goya's interest in themes of madness, imagination, and reason is apparent in his published and private artwork, particularly 'Citadel on a Rock' (Gudiol 10-16) (Figure 1), and the murals formerly in the Quinto del Sordo, his country house during the last few years of his life (Junquera 18, 28). Employing Foucault's discourse to these specific works reveals Goya's ability to represent visually the fundamental tension between Romantic and Classical ideas, especially the ambiguous line between reason and madness.
- Display Note: Eighth Annual University Scholars Day, 2011, Denton, Texas, United States.