Goya: A Portrait Of The Artist
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Heir to Velázquez, hero to Picasso, the last of the Old Masters and the first pioneer of modern art, Francisco Goya is regarded as one of the most remarkable artists of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A tireless observer of humanity, Goya’s life coincided with an age of upheaval in Spanish politics and society. Through letters, court papers, sketches and paintings, renowned expert Janis Tomlinson joins us via live link from the US to explore the full breadth of Goya’s life and imagery, from scenes of the everyday in Madrid to worlds of witches and demons, from royal portraits to the atrocities of war, creating a nuanced picture of a painter and printmaker whose work continues to captivate, challenge and surprise us to this day.