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The Meadows Museum in Dallas, TX invites you and your students to the
online teacher's guide where you will find historical information about
Francisco Goya y Lucientes and his first major print series, "Los Caprichos".
Ten of the eighty "Los Caprichos" prints have been chosen for detailed
examination and discussion because of their messages on human character.
The information about the prints is not to be read to the students but
used by the teacher to confirm what the students discover through inquiry
and critical thinking. There are many suggested questions and activities
from which to choose. The General Questions and Activities at the end
of the packet may be used with any of the "Los Caprichos" prints.
The overall goal of this teacher's packet is to create awareness of the
different character traits Goya satirizes in "Los Caprichos". Vanity, greed,
pride, and deception are some of the moral weaknesses Goya criticizes and
this packet explores. Our hope is that through examination, analysis, and
judgement of Francisco Goya's extraordinary print series, students can
learn from "Los Caprichos" themes the difference between respectable
and contemptible character. Some issues raised in this packet have adult
themes and may not be suitable for younger students. Teachers should use
good judgement on what is acceptable at certain grade levels and consider
what the District and parents would approve.
Information in this guide was compiled by D'Ann White, Marcus Fellow in
Art Education at the University of North Texas. Many of the activities
and questions were found in the North Texas Institute for Educators
on the Visual Arts packet.
Check out the new Spanish Masters teacher package on the web created by
Amy E. Lewis and Elizabeth B. Reese at:
For more information about the Meadows Museum: www.smu.edu/meadows/museum
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Maria Teresa G.-Pedroche, Associate Curator
Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX 75275-0356 (214)768-1674