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A humor exhibition at NGA might not be funny, but it reminds us to laugh at what’s stupid

A humor exhibition at NGA might not be funny, but it reminds us to laugh at what’s stupid
24 Aug
4:53
Art and architecture critic

August 24 at 11:20 AM


Francisco de Goya. “Asta su abuelo (And So Was His Grandfather)” in “Los Caprichos” (Madrid, 1799). (National Gallery of Art)

Goya’s “Ya van desplumados (There They Go Plucked),” 1797/1798 etching, burnished aquatint and drypoint. (National Gallery of Art)

The only time I laughed out loud while viewing the National Gallery of Art’s “Sense of Humor” exhibition was at one of Goya’s biting satirical broadsides, known as “Los caprichos.” The artist’s aquatint from the late 18th-century i