Everything old is new again
The Art of the Print Cycle at Argos Studio/Galle
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