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Old man Goya

By: Blackburn, Julia

0099437252 / 9780099437253
Paperback
759.6
03/04/2003
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England
20 cm 239 p. : ill.
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Jonathan Cape, 2002.

In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter, Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness which left him stone deaf.

In this extraordinary book, Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life.

It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw happening in the world around him in his visionary paintings, drawings and etchings.

These were also years of tenderness for Goya, of intimate relationships with the Duchess of Alba and with Leocadia, his mistress, who was with him to the end.

Julia Blackburn writes of the elderly painter with the intimacy of an old friend, seeing through his eyes and sharing the silence in his head, capturing perfectly his ferocious energy, his passion and his genius.

BIC:

1DSE Spain, ACV History of art & design styles: c 1800 to c 1900, AFC Painting & paintings, AGB Individual artists, art monographs, BGH Biography: historical, political & military

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