Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Get Latest Book News + FREE Shipping. Subscribe to the Boomerang Books Bulletin eNewsletter right now!

Description - Old Man Goya by Julia Blackburn

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 Goys 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 int 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.

Buy Old Man Goya by Julia Blackburn from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780099437253
ISBN-10: 0099437252
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 130mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Vintage
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Apr-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Old Man Goya by Julia Blackburn

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Old Man Goya book by Julia Blackburn and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Julia Blackburn

Julia Blackburn is the author of three books of non-fiction, Charles Waterton, The Emperor's Last Island and Daisy Bates in the Desert, and two novels, The Book of Colour and The Leper's Companions, both of which were shortlisted for the Orange Prize.

Books By Julia Blackburn

Threads by Julia Blackburn
Paperback, August 2017
$32.44
Murmurations of Love, Grief and Starlings by Julia Blackburn
Paperback, April 2015
$19.09
Thin Paths by Julia Blackburn
Paperback, July 2012
$19.07
Three of Us by Julia Blackburn
Paperback, April 2009
$20.98