Today begins our social media “takeover” by staff from the National Gallery of Art’s department of prints and drawings. Our thanks go to Shelley Langdale, Curator and Head of Modern Prints and Drawings, for organizing this wonderful opportunity to see NGA staff favorites.
First up is Francisco de Goya
“Buen Viage (Bon Voyage),” Plate 64 from the series Los Caprichos,1799 Etching, burnished aquatint, and engraving on laid paper. Selected by Rena Hoisington, Curator and Head of Modern Prints and Drawings.
Rena adds, “Francisco de Goya’s unsettling image, with its sardonic title, shows a group of monstrous witches being transported high above the earth on the back of a winged creature--a midnight ride eerily illuminated by moonlight.”