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  • Francisco Goya’s “black period”

    Alejandro GoyriCarlos Valverde-RMéxico City, México In his so-called “black period,” Francisco Goya created a series of oil paintings, engravings, and drawings that depict witches and mentally or physically disabled individuals. This is particularly clear in the “Witches’ Sabbath” (1819-1823), in which the facial expression of most of the characters (especially of the young seated woman…