Introduction; Portraits; Religious Paintings; Spanish Life; Social Comment; Visionar y; Conclusion; Biography; Bibliography; Index.
Francisco Goya (1746-1828) was recognised from a very early age as the leading artist inSpain, rising to become the official portraitist of the Spanish Court. He was famed for thequality and speed at which he executed his drawings, and his etchings are of extraordinarydelicacy. His use of chiaroscuro in his dark, intense paintings influenced many artists, includingManet. This monograph presents the essential works of this pioneering artist, today considered the fatherof modern art.