Plate 4

Las mugeres dan valor (The Women Give Courage), 1810–1820 (published 1863)

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Two women are represented fighting for their lives in this scene from Goya’s "Disasters of War." One stabs a fallen soldier, the other is ferociously wrestled to the ground. Goya boldly employed a coarsely granulated aquatint on this plate, which sets the violent scene in a dystopian moonscape, a world obscured by an explosive pattern of tone and light.

Las mugeres dan valor (The Women Give Courage)
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Plate 4