Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation
Art History, PhD
Committee Co-Chair (if applicable)
goya; caprichos; stoicism; seneca; aquatint
This dissertation is a study of use of the principles of Stoic rhetoric and moral psychology in Goya’s print series, Los Caprichos. The relationship between Stoic thought and the technical aspects will be explored with regard to the effects used to support the visual conceptualizations. The function of the Caprichos as a book with chapters or parts relating particular modes of perception will be addressed. The technique of aquatint employed by Goya will also be explored. The predominance of geometric forms within the composition that reflect inter-personal relationships is also presented for consideration.
Steward, Jennifer Anne, "It's a mad world after all: the influence of stoic thought in Goya's Los Caprichos." (2019). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 3312.