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Description - The Black Paintings of Goya by Juan Jose Junquera

The Spanish master-painter Francisco de Goya (1746-1828) is revered not only for the delicate and sensitive treatment of his subjects but also for his radical political stance and modern sensibility which make his paintings seem ahead of their time. Towards the end of his life, embittered by the appalling cruelty of the Napoleonic wars in Spain, Goya decorated the walls of his house outside Madrid with a series of 14 terrifying murals that depicted the underbelly of life and the remorselessness of human existence. Known as the Black Paintings, this series of mural is recognised as one of Goya's greatest masterpieces and now hangs in the Prado. Fully illustrated in vivid detail, this is the only book on the Black Paintings currently in print in the English language. A controversial narrative gives new interpretations of the artist's intention behind te grotesque works and shows how this period of Goya's work anticipated Surrealism and other aspects of twentieth century artistic vision.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781857592733
ISBN-10: 1857592735
Format: Paperback
(274mm x 196mm x 13mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Scala Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Scala Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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