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Schiaffino, Mariarosa.
Personal Author:
Uniform Title:
Goya. English
Publication Information:
New York : Peter Bedrick Books, [1999]

Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 36 cm.
General Note:
Translated from the Italian.

Includes index.
Format :


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N7113.G68 S3613 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Born in Spain in 1746, Francisco Goya lived during the turbulent times. He was censored by the Inquisition. He was inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution, and shocked and saddened when France invaded Spain. Devoting his whole life to painting, Goya never stopped experimenting in his art, and changed style several times, always with extraordinary results. His works include great court portraits, brilliant religious frescoes, horrifying satirical etchings, lithographs of bullfighting, dramatic representations of historical events, and the nightmare visions of the black paintings. This book chronicles the life and art of Goya, showing how, in his mature works, this unique artist was strikingly ahead of his time.

Reviews 1

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-This book introduces readers to the man, his work, and the period in which he lived. Each double-page chapter is devoted to a particular aspect of the artist's work or time. The varied topics include "Goya's Masters," "The French Revolution," "Bullfighting," and "The Prado." The left-hand page of each spread elucidates the main theme of the chapter. Good-quality, black-and-white and full-color drawings and reproductions, artfully placed across the spreads, are accompanied by lengthy, detailed captions. The work of Goya's contemporaries is also included. The text is longer and more carefully written than Patricia Wright's Goya (DK, 1999). This beautifully illustrated title can be used by students seeking introductory information about the artist or the time period.-Dona J. Helmer, College Gate School Library, Anchorage, AK (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.