Great Deeds Against the Dead  

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Disasters of War (1810s) by Francisco de Goya
With the early 19th century Disasters of War, Goya continued a tradition set in motion by French 17th artist Jacques Callot with his The Miseries and Disasters of War, both of them criticizing the horrors of war in their art

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Great Deeds Against the Dead[1] (¡Grande hazaña! Con muertos!) is plate 39 by Goya from the The Disasters of War depicting three mutilated (dismembered, decapitated) soldiers hung from a tree, against a backdrop of a barren landscape.

Jake and Dinos Chapman

Great Deeds Against the Dead (1994) is a sculpture by Jake and Dinos Chapman, a reconstruction of Goya’s etching (of the same title ¡Grande hazaña! Con muertos!)

The brothers have often made pieces with plastic models or fibreglass mannequins of people. An early piece consisted of eighty-three scenes of torture and disfigurement similar to those recorded by Francisco Goya in his series of etchings, Disasters of War (a work they later returned to) rendered into small three-dimensional plastic models. One of these was later turned into a life-size work, Great Deeds Against the Dead, shown along with Zygotic Acceleration, Biogenetic, De-Sublimated Libidinal Model (Enlarged x 1000) at the Sensation exhibition in 1997.

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