Helnwein shows his "Disasters of War" series of paintings (In memory of Francisco de Goya II) at Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.
The Disasters of War 3
mixed media (oil and acrylic on canvas), 2007, 200 x 293 cm / 78 x 115''
Helnwein working on the "The disasters of War" series , 2007-2008
is one of the most important artists of the late 18and early 19centuries.
A painter, draughtsman, and printmaker, Goya served under three Spanish kings and was associated with several stylistic movements during his artistic career. Goya’s works reflect his conscious individuality in relation to a rapidly changing world, especially during Spain’s conflicts with France.
In October 1808, Goya was called to war-torn Saragossa early in the Peninsula War to paint Spain’s triumphant efforts over the invading French armies.