Goya (1746-1828) is one of Spain's most famous artists and is widely acknowledged as an outstanding painter in the European tradition, often called the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns. He is appreciated as a portrait painter; a creator of menacing and melancholy images in oils; a master of enigmatic, satirical and revolutionary drawing and etching; the champion of Spanish people in their struggle against oppression and the recorder of their life and sufferings in war.
This book brings out many of Goya's moods, from the gaiety and tenderness of the tapestry cartoons to the mysterious ferocity of the Black Paintings made in his old age.
About the Author
Enriqueta Harris, former Curator of the Photographic Collection of the Warburg Institute, University of London, is a world-renowned expert on Spanish art. She has curated numerous exhibitions and is the author of Velazquez (Phaidon, 1982).
On the Colour Library Series "Ideal introductions for students and museum-goers."-Independent "Phaidon's excellent Colour Library series: [...] a good introduction to nearly 50 key artists and movements in art history."-Antiques Trade Gazette "The Phaidon Colour Library Series provides an invaluable introduction to key artists and movements in art history."-Art & Craft
Series: Colour library
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 17th March 1994
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 30.3 x 22.8
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1