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Francisco Jose de Goya

The Carnivorous Vulture, 1810-1820


Much of Goya's late work, possibly due to his deafness as well as social circumstances, is dark and brooding in subject. This is one of the prints from 'The Disasters of War' series, which was produced shortly after Napoleon's army had marched on Madrid. The series reflects the violence and cruelty which took place during the war years. 

William Blake

Illus tration from The Book of Job, 1825


Blake trained as an engraver and completed his training at the Royal Academy Schools, London in 1779. This print is Blake's interpretation of The Book of Job from the Old Testament. He also produced two sets of watercolours as well as the series of engravings. He was a poet as well as an artist and developed his own philosophy and mythology. 

Edward Wadsworth

Bradford: View of a Town, 1914


Edward Wadsworth was born in Cleckheaton and studied at Bradford School of art and then at the Slade School of Art in London. He was influenced by Cubism and Futurism and in this print Bradford's chimneys and roofs are represented by an abstract pattern. 

Roy Lichtenstein

Peace Trough Chemistry, 1970

Lithograph and screenprint

Lichtenstein studied at Ohio State University before teaching and working as a freelance designer and painter. In 1961 he developed his recognisable style based on advertising, comic strips and everyday objects. He is closely identified with the 'Pop' art movement of the 1960s. 

Shahzia Sikander

Riding the Written, 1993

Pigment and tea wash on wasli


Shahzia Sikander was born in 1969 in Lahore, Pakistan. She makes use of Islamic calligraphy and the tradition of miniature painting in her designs. In this print the horses are given a sense of movement by the calligraphic forms arranged across the surface. An extra dimension is created by the addition of other media.

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