Past exhibitions: Curses, Blasphemies, Lamentations: Goya & Rodin (Spring 2017): Los Caprichos Nr. 30, 13, 33 and 40

Francisco DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (1746-1828)33. Al Conde Palatino33. To the Count PalatineIn all science there are people who know everything without having learned and have a ready remedy for all ills.  One can’t believe what they say.  The really intelligent person mistrusts them.  The educated person makes moderate promises and keeps much in reserve.  The Count Palatine never keeps any promises at all.40. ¿De que mal morirà?40. Of what will he die?The doctor is doing his best.  What more can we expect?30. ¿Por qué esconderlos?30. Why hide them?The answer is easy.  He won’t spend it; he doesn’t spend it; he can’t spend it.  Although he is over eighty and has barely another month to live, he is afraid that he might have no more left if he lives longer.  Such are the mistakes of greed.13. Están Calientes13. It’s hotThey are so greedy that they gulp down their own soup boiling.  In pleasure more than anything else temperance and wisdom are necessary. Aquatint and etching31 x 41 x 3 cm
Los Caprichos Nr. 30, 13, 33 and 40, 1797-1798

Francisco DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (1746-1828) 

33. Al Conde Palatino 

33. To the Count Palatine 

In all science there are people who know everything without having learned and have a ready remedy for all ills. One can’t believe what they say. The really intelligent person mistrusts them. The educated person makes moderate promises and keeps much in reserve. The Count Palatine never keeps any promises at all. 

40. ¿De que mal morirà? 

40. Of what will he die? 

The doctor is doing his best. What more can we expect? 

30. ¿Por qué esconderlos? 

30. Why hide them? 

The answer is easy. He won’t spend it; he doesn’t spend it; he can’t spend it. Although he is over eighty and has barely another month to live, he is afraid that he might have no more left if he lives longer. Such are the mistakes of greed. 

13. Están Calientes 

13. It’s hot 

They are so greedy that they gulp down their own soup boiling. In pleasure more than anything else temperance and wisdom are necessary.  

Aquatint and etching 

31 x 41 x 3 cm