Goya etchings centrepiece of Louvre’s Disasters of War exhibition in Lens

The art critic Robert Hughes described Goya’s Disasters of War etchings as the greatest anti-war manifesto in the history of art. It is fitting, then, that as the world prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-day landings and 100 years since the start of the 1914-18 war, 15 of these Goya prints will form the centrepiece of a powerful exhibition opening on Wednesday at the Louvre’s outpost in Lens, a depressed former mining town flattened in the bombings of the first world war. Continue reading…