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WorldCanvass Recap: Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy

October 9th, 2019

WorldCanvass began its eleventh season of internationally focused discussions on September 19 with “Art and the Face of War: Goya and Tolstoy.” While Spanish painter and printmaker Francisco de Goya and Russian writer Leo Tolstoy were separated by time and space, the two created incomparable masterworks centered on the tragic events of the more than decade-long Napoleonic Wars.  WorldCanvass guests joined host Joan Kjaer to explore how these masterworks depicted this period of human struggle, and also how they have been interpreted over time through film and opera.

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

Press Citizen: Goya's Disasters of War and Tolstoy's War and Peace: A dialogue between art and literature

AUDIO

Part 1 - Why the Goya and Tolstoy connection?

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Part 2 - Epic storytelling through film

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Part 3 - Deepening understanding through museum and library collaborations

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WorldCanvass is also available on iTunes

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