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Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya

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978280627291170EBookPlurilingua PublishingFrancisco Goya lived and worked in Spain during the 18th and early 19th centuries, and produced some of the country’s most important artistic masterpieces. As part of his work as court painter for the Spanish Crown, he produced a number of fine portraits, while his personal works tend to focus on darker themes and social criticism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Goya’s innovative approach to art laid the foundations for subsequent avant-garde movements and brought about significant technical developments, namely the development of lithography. This clear and straightforward guide will provide you with a discussion of Goya’s most important works, including The Adoration of the Name of God, The Nude Maja and The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. It also features a full biography, an introduction to the historical context in which his work was produced, and an examination of the influence his paintings and engravings had on later artists, giving you all the essential information about one of the most important figures of Spanish art history. About Francisco Goya Francisco Goya was born in the Zaragoza region in 1746 to a modest family. He embarked on formal artistic training as a teenager, before travelling around Italy and taking inspiration from the great masters. He went on to produce a vast body of work, comprising in particular frescoes, tapestry cartoons, oil paintings, engravings and lithographs, and had a significant influence on later artists across Europe. This insightful and accessible 70-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to Francisco Goya Social, political and historical context Dark years in Spain Between Neoclassicism and Romanticism Engraving and lithography Biography of Francisco Goya Following in the footsteps of the Italian masters Painting for the nobility Exploring the dark side of humanity Characteristics of Goya’s work Between tradition and modernity An unparalleled portraitist The role of the fantastic Notable works The Adoration of the Name of God Charles IV of Spain and His Family The Nude Maja The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters The Third of May 1808 Summary Francisco Goya lived and worked in Spain during the 18th and early 19th centuries, and produced some of the country’s most important artistic masterpieces. As part of his work as court painter for the Spanish Crown, he produced a number of fine portraits, while his personal works tend to focus on darker themes and social criticism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Goya’s innovative approach to art laid the foundations for subsequent avant-garde movements and brought about significant technical developments, namely the development of lithography. This clear and straightforward guide will provide you with a discussion of Goya’s most important works, including The Adoration of the Name of God, The Nude Maja and The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. It also features a full biography, an introduction to the historical context in which his work was produced, and an examination of the influence his paintings and engravings had on later artists, giving you all the essential information about one of the most important figures of Spanish art history. About Francisco Goya Francisco Goya was born in the Zaragoza region in 1746 to a modest family. He embarked on formal artistic training as a teenager, before travelling around Italy and taking inspiration from the great masters. He went on to produce a vast body of work, comprising in particular frescoes, tapestry cartoons, oil paintings, engravings and lithographs, and had a significant influence on later artists across Europe. This insightful and accessible 70-page book is structured as follows: Introduction to Francisco Goya Social, political and historical context Dark years in Spain Between Neoclassicism and Romanticism Engraving and lithography Biography of Francisco Goya Following in the footsteps of the Italian masters Painting for the nobility Exploring the dark side of humanity Characteristics of Goya’s work Between tradition and modernity An unparalleled portraitist The role of the fantastic Notable works The Adoration of the Name of God Charles IV of Spain and His Family The Nude Maja The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters The Third of May 1808 Summary application/pdf1 18th century, 19th century, Italy, Romanticism, Spain
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Francisco Goya lived and worked in Spain during the 18th and early 19th centuries, and produced some of the country’s most important artistic masterpieces. As part of his work as court painter for the Spanish Crown, he produced a number of fine portraits, while his personal works tend to focus on darker themes and social criticism. In just 50 minutes,...
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Francisco Goya lived and worked in Spain during the 18th and early 19th centuries, and produced some of the country’s most important artistic masterpieces. As part of his work as court painter for the Spanish Crown, he produced a number of fine portraits, while his personal works tend to focus on darker themes and social criticism. In just 50 minutes, you will find out how Goya’s innovative approach to art laid the foundations for subsequent avant-garde movements and brought about significant technical developments, namely the development of lithography.

This clear and straightforward guide will provide you with a discussion of Goya’s most important works, including The Adoration of the Name of God, The Nude Maja and The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters. It also features a full biography, an introduction to the historical context in which his work was produced, and an examination of the influence his paintings and engravings had on later artists, giving you all the essential information about one of the most important figures of Spanish art history.

About Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya was born in the Zaragoza region in 1746 to a modest family. He embarked on formal artistic training as a teenager, before travelling around Italy and taking inspiration from the great masters. He went on to produce a vast body of work, comprising in particular frescoes, tapestry cartoons, oil paintings, engravings and lithographs, and had a significant influence on later artists across Europe.

This insightful and accessible 70-page book is structured as follows:

  • Introduction to Francisco Goya
  • Social, political and historical context
    • Dark years in Spain
    • Between Neoclassicism and Romanticism
    • Engraving and lithography
  • Biography of Francisco Goya
    • Following in the footsteps of the Italian masters
    • Painting for the nobility
    • Exploring the dark side of humanity
  • Characteristics of Goya’s work
    • Between tradition and modernity
    • An unparalleled portraitist
    • The role of the fantastic
  • Notable works
    • The Adoration of the Name of God
    • Charles IV of Spain and His Family
    • The Nude Maja
    • The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters
    • The Third of May 1808
  • Summary

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9782806272911

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Plurilingua Publishing

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70

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