Mask in Mount Hagen festival singsing - Papua New Guinea by Eric Lafforgue on Flickr.

Francisco Goya, Regozijo (Mirth), c.1919-23, Album D. 4, red chalk and scraping, 23.7 x 14.8 cm, The Hispanic Society of America, New York.

‘Goya: The Witches and Old Women Album’ at the Courtauld Gallery, London

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For the first time since its pages were separated, Francisco Goya’s ‘The Witches and Old Women’ album of drawings is displayed in its entirety. All twenty-two known folios are included in the Courtauld’s new show, making this a very special treat for Goya fans. The album is the smallest and most orderly of the Spanish Romanticist’s oeuvre, and also reveals some of his early experiments with the lithographic printing process. But these drawings are not preparatory studies for larger pieces, nor are they simply idle sketches; they are individual works framed by the album as a whole. Together, they reveal a dark yet humorous look at old age, madness and the unconscious.

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