Ev­ery­thing old is new again

The Art of the Print Cy­cle at Ar­gos Stu­dio/Galle

Pasatiempo - - PASATIEMPO - The Dis­as­ters of War.

Last month, The Daily Show ran a seg­ment in which cast mem­bers held a fu­neral ser­vice to eu­lo­gize the death of facts, a re­sponse to the 2016 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, in which rhetoric and stub­born ad­her­ence to opin­ion seemed to mat­ter more than truth. If there was a time when we knew the value of truth, we seem to have for­got­ten it in the “post-truth” era, where fake news ar­ti­cles and pro­pa­ganda have in­fested so­cial me­dia sites and sci­en­tific facts are un­der­val­ued or deemed false, de­spite all ev­i­dence to the con­trary.

But his­tory re­peats it­self. “Post-truth” might be a newly coined term, but Fran­cisco Goya (17461828) knew its mean­ing two cen­turies ago when he cre­ated one of his most fa­mous se­ries of etch­ings, Goya be­gan the se­ries af­ter the French in­va­sion of Spain un­der Napoleon

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