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Goya's Last Works
Jonathan Brown
0300117671
March 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) spent the last four years of his life living in Bordeaux with other political émigrés from Spain and South America. In those years he created small-scale, intimate pieces, including uncommissioned portraits of friends and family, miniature paintings on ivory plaques, and numerous drawings and lithographs. These works attest to the artist’s continuing vitality in his old age and also offer insight into his life in Bordeaux.


Goya
Janis A. Tomlinson
0300094930
Mar 2002
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The great Spanish painter Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) always portrayed his female subjects with emotional depth whether they were the witches of his infamously dark era of painting or the strikingly powerful creatures of the courts and salons of late 18th- and early 19th-century Madrid. Edited by Tomlinson, director of Arts at the Academy at the National Academy of Sciences, this well-produced volume of 180 images is divided into two sections. The first offers thematic essays by art authorities discussing the historical and cultural context of Goya's works featuring recognizable models, such as that aristocrat with attitude, the Duchess de Alba. Among the most fascinating essays is Aileen Ribeiro's "Fashioning the Feminine: Dress in Goya's Portraits of Women," which explores the political symbols in...


Francisco Goya
Mike Venezia
051602292X
March 1991
Library Binding
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Card catalog description
Examines the life and work of the Spanish artist, describing and giving examples of his art.


Francisco Goya
Mike Venezia
0516422928
September 1991
Paperback
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Card catalog description
Examines the life and work of the Spanish artist, describing and giving examples of his art.


Disasters of War
Francisco Goya
0486218724
June 1967
Paperback
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Book Description
Visual indictment of war’s horrors, modeled after Spanish insurrection (1808), the resultant Peninsular War and following famine. Miseries of war graphically demonstrated in 80 prints; includes veiled attacks on various people, the Church and the State. Captions reprinted with English translations.


Goya
Robert Hughes
0394580281
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
A long life and vast works make fitting subjects for the epic-minded Hughes (The Shock of the New, etc.). Born in Aragon in 1746, Goya weathered the Peninsular Wars (1808-1814) in Spain and lived to the age of 82, when he died in self-imposed exile in France. Hughes denies the popular image of the artist as a die-hard iconoclast, painting court portraits while winking behind his patrons' backs. Staying close to the visual evidence, Hughes shows Goya was not above flattering his royal subjects (aggrandizing midget count Altamira), waxing patriotic (as in the famous Third of May) and taking commissions from the Bonapartes under the French occupation. In middle age he was struck deaf by an unidentifiable illness, at which point his pictures turned darker-a bullfighter gored before eager spectators, the inmates of a...


Los Caprichos
Francisco Goya
0486223841
June 1969
Paperback
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Book Description
Considered Goya’s most brilliant work, this collection combines corrosive satire and exquisite technique to depict 18th-century Spain as a nation of grotesque monsters sprung up in the absence of reason. Captions.


Goya
Francisco Goya
0486410757
June 2000

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Book Review
This paperback edition of the award-winning study of the life and work of Goya is filled with the same fine reproductions as the original 1994 hardcover. Goya was one of Spain's greatest and most controversial painters, famous for incisive portraits and the "black" paintings of his later years. Scholars have often attributed Goya's progression from producing light-hearted court paintings to creating somber images of the Napoleonic wars to the artist's serious illness of 1792, which left him deaf. Writer Janis Tomlinson's aim here is to show a continuity in his work before and after the illness. She sees in Goya's vast output--at least 1,800 works--a vital drive to explore and exploit his personal creativity, which was strengthened by the deafness that cut him off from all but visual communication with the world. With detail...


Great Goya Etchings: The Proverbs, the Tauromaquia and the Bulls of Bordeaux
Francisco Goya
0486447588
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
A stunning gallery of Goya's later works, this lavish volume presents prints from The Proverbs, La Tauromaquia, and The Bulls of Bordeaux. Its 78 etchings recapture the incomparable grandeur of Goya's art as well as the major themes of his works--the Bible, human folly, and the brutal pageantry of bullfighting. Savage yet sympathetic, the nightmare visions of The Proverbs are among Goya's most enigmatic works. The realism of La Tauromaquia and The Bulls of Bordeaux is similarly striking, with remarkably accurate images of bulls and fighters. Each etching appears with the original Spanish caption and a translation.


Goya
Werner Hofmann
0500093172
November 2003
Hardcover
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From Booklist
A Goya revival much like the recent resurgence of attention paid to Vermeer and Caravaggio is under way, claiming the canny attention of Susan Sontag, Julia Blackburn, Robert Hughes, and now one more commentator with a distinct point of view. Hofmann's handsomely and generously illustrated volume, the best visual resource among the recent spate of Goya books, provides a useful corollary. The former director of the Kunsthalle in Hamburg, he offers a clarifying discussion of Goya's obsession with masquerade and his deliberate "transgression of borders" in his bold mixing of the sacred and the secular. Goya's power resides in his profound ambiguity, Hofmann argues, which is expressed most unnervingly in the print series titled "Caprichos" and the so-called Black Paintings. "Strange caprices and sober facts," witchcraft,...


Francisco Goya
Sarah Carr-Gomm
1840137789
July 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) is one of the undisputed masters of 19th century Spanish painting. he is also often called "the first of the Moderns" because of his bold technique and his belief that the personal vision of the artist is more important than tradition. As a young man in 1775, he worked in the Royal Tapestry Factory in Sainte-Barbe in Madrid, where he studied the masterpieces of Velasquez, who influenced him greatly. After becoming court painter to King Charles III in 1786, he did that series of portraits, religious and genre paintings which brought him fame and prosperity. In 1799, overcome by a profound pessism, he isolated himself and changed his whole approach to painting. His new style was bold and close to caricature. Durin the Napoleon invasion he expressed his horror of conflict in...


Francisco Jose de Goya: La Nevada
Francisco Jose de Goya
8489804141
August 2001
Paperback
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Goya: The Origins of the Modern Temper
Fred Licht
0789207273
August 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
The tempestuous works of Spanish painter Francisco Goya (b.1746) set him far apart from his European contemporaries. He is best known for his ability to get away with subtly mocking the bourgeoisie, something most brilliantly accomplished in his notorious "Family of Charles V." The painter was a witness to the ferociously bloody resistance by the Spanish during France's occupation, which greatly influenced his work, and he was also afflicted by an illness that robbed him of his hearing. Goya went on to produce some of the most grotesque, capricious, and chilling images in the history of Western art with his "Black Paintings" series. This well-structured book includes hundreds of cropped and full-framed color reproductions of Goya's oeuvre. In the highly analytical text, Licht, curator for the Peggy Guggenheim...


Francisco Goya
Childrens Press
0613373502
Sept 1991
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Examines the life and work of the Spanish artist, describing and giving examples of his art.


Goya
Enriquetta Harris
0714829757
Aug 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Francisco Goya: A Life
Evan S. Connell
1582433070
January 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This rousing history of Goya's life and times opens with a devastating anecdote about his most notorious model. Evidently the 13th duchess of Alba, "by every account a mankiller," once picked up a poor seminarian while cruising incognito and forced him to dine her so lavishly that he had to forfeit his trousers when the bill came. Connell (Mrs. Bridge, etc.) takes the painter's career as a vantage point from which to portray Spain at the end of the 18th century. As the ambitious young artist from Saragossa was attempting to climb the ladder of imperial favor, the House of Bourbon was in decline, its empire dominated by a despotic Inquisition and a terrible heedlessness of what was happening on the other side of the Pyrenees. By the time the French invaded, Goya's hard-won status was unassailable, even by his own...

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