THIS IS GOYA


THIS IS GOYA

WENDY BIRD    Book Number: 89702    Product format: Hardback

Modern art begins with Goya. He was the first to create works of art for their own sake and lived in a time of incredible cultural and social dynamism. He saw his world ripped apart by Napoleon's armies and then suffered the reactionary backlash as the old order was restored. Against this epic canvas, Francisco Goya painted his own observations of humanity, transforming his youthful images of gaily dancing peasants into his mature penetrating studies of human suffering, despair, perseverance and redemption. His art rises above the chaos of his times and signals a real revolution of personal expression and independent spirit that would be the generative force behind the Modernist movement in art. Here is Goya's Madrid in the late 18th century Enlightenment, his lifelong friendships, close-knit artistic community, tales from Italy and newly commissioned illustrations in gorgeous colour throughout to tell tales and depict the scenes like the Royal Tapestry Factory, his new carriage and full page images on a background of black paper to showcase his masterworks like the Clothed Maja, Witches' Flight and The Duchess of Alba among the dozens reproduced, ending with the grisly Saturn Devouring One of his Sons from 1821-23. Commissioned colour artworks, full colour plates, photos. 17.5 x 23cm, 80pp.
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ISBN 9781780676166
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