Great Deeds against the Dead
- Henderson, Schuyler
- Date of entry: Jul-15-2008
Great Deeds Against the Dead is a mixed media rendering of Plate 39 of Goya's Disaster of War series. In Goya's original etching, three figures are strung up on a tree trunk, murdered and mutilated; the Chapmans use mannequins, wigs, and fake blood to create a lifesize sculpture.
Dated 1994. For Christopher Turner's discussion of the Chapmans' focus on Goya's Disaster of War series, with relevant images, see http://www.tate.org.uk/tateetc/issue8/goya.htm
Anthony Julius. Transgressions: The Offences of Art (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003).