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Author Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.

Title Goya / Robert Hughes
Edition First paperback edition
Published New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2004

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 W'PONDS  760.092 Goya Hug/Goy 2003  AVAILABLE
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Description x, 429 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS -- Driving into Goya -- Goya's beginnings -- Coming to the city -- From tapestry to silence -- Witches and angels -- The Caprichos -- The fall of the Bourbons -- War with Napoleon -- The restoration -- Exile in France
Summary "Robert Hughes turns his critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes. With characteristic critical fervor and sure-eyed insight, Hughes brings us the story of an artist whose life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns." "With his salient passion for the artist and art, Hughes brings Goya vividly to life through analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Building upon the historical evidence that exists, Hughes tracks Goya's development, as man and artist, without missing a beat, from the early works commissioned by the Church, through his long, productive, and tempestuous career at court, to the darkly sinister and cryptic work he did at the end of his life."
"In a work that is at once interpretive biography and cultural epic, Hughes grounds Goya firmly in the context of his time, taking us on a wild romp through Spanish history; from the brutality and easy violence of street life to the fiery terrors of the Holy Inquisition to the grave realities of war, Hughes shows us in vibrant detail the cultural forces that shaped Goya's work." "Underlying the exhaustive, critical analysis and the rich historical background is Hughes's own intimately personal relationship to his subject. This is a book informed not only by lifelong love and study, but by his own recent experiences of mortality and death. As such this is a uniquely moving and human book; with the same relentless and fearless intelligence he has brought to every subject he has ever tackled, Hughes here transcends biography to bring us a rich and fiercely brave book about art and life, love and rage, impotence and death."--BOOK JACKET
Notes "Second printing, March, 2004"--T.p. verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
Painters -- Spain -- Biography.
Painting -- Spain.
Painting, Spanish -- Themes, motives.
Artists -- Spain -- Biography.
Genre/Form OR author.
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Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Biographies.
Author Goya, Francisco, 1746-1828.
LC no. 2002043281
ISBN 0394580281
1843430541