The incorporation of Prof. Jacobs to the CAEM greatly enriches the plural and holistic view practiced in numerous investigations developed in our analytical office.
Prof. Helmut C. Jacobs is not only interested in the philological aspect of “Los Caprichos”, but also in what he calls with semantic precision “the intermediality” between image, text and sound, that is, the union of the various media that concur and interact in each work.
In fact, in his splendid book El sueño de la razón. El Capricho 43 de Goya en el arte visual, la literatura y la música. Frankfurt y Madrid, 2011, Jacobs analyses an entire era in the Spanish history and culture. Jacob warns us of the clear influence of the Age of Enlightenment in the work of the Aragonese painter, which conditioned his creation processes and the various themes that Goya dealt with and analysed of his country and his society.