Week 28: Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, (March 30, 1746 to April 16, 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown, and through his works was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era. The subversive imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet, Picasso and Francis Bacon. (The above from Wikipedia.)
Goya Biography notes at right.
Images of Goya lecture.