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Old man Goya

Author: Julia Blackburn
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"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 into his visionary paintings, drawings and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blackburn, Julia.
Old man Goya.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2002
(OCoLC)606893916
Named Person: Francisco Goya; Francisco Goya; Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Blackburn
ISBN: 0375406115 9780375406119
OCLC Number: 49714530
Description: 239 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Julia Blackburn.
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"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 into 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. Goya never stopped working, producing paintings 'between two cigarettes', and Blackburn captures his ferocious energy, his passion and his genius."--Jacket.

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