Organized according to the mediums and genres in which the artist worked, this is a comprehensive survey of Goya's paintings and prints, his art and its impact on the modern world. Born in 1746 in a small Aragonese town, Goya rose to prominence in Madrid in the period around 1780, being named court painter in 1786. The atrocities of the Napoleonic period and the repressions of the restored Bourbon regime led Goya to paint his greatest works, now recognized as harbingers of modern art. Goya died in exile in France in 1828.
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Published November 1, 2001
by Abbeville Press.
History, Arts & Photography.