Goya: The Origins of the Modern Temperby Fred Licht, Francisco Goya
Stunning color reproductions comprehensively survey Goya's paintings and prints in this essential study of his art and its impact on the modern world. Fred Licht's masterful text, revised and updated for this
Newly revised and lavishly illustrated, this acclaimed study of Spanish master Francisco Goya reveals the artist as a pioneer of modern art and culture.
Stunning color reproductions comprehensively survey Goya's paintings and prints in this essential study of his art and its impact on the modern world. Fred Licht's masterful text, revised and updated for this edition, has been hailed as "brilliant" and "profound," one of the most original and illuminating studies of a modern European artist.
Born in 1746 in a small Aragonese town, Goya rose to prominence in Madrid in the period around 1780, being named court painter in 1786. The atrocities of the Napoleonic period and the repressions of the restored Bourbon regime led Goya to paint his greatest works, now recognized as harbingers of modern art. Goya died in exile in France in 1828.
Organized according to the mediums and genres in which the artist worked, Goya is a series of investigations of those aspects of Goya's art that make it especially relevant today. By focusing closely on the work, Licht also illuminates, as few before him have done, the enigmatic personality of this artist, who, as the author affirms, "first fixed the courage and the despair of our modern age."
Author Biography: Fred Licht is curator at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. He has taught at Princeton University, Williams College, and Brown University. He is the author of Canova and Manet, among other titles. The exhibitions he has organized include Picassothe Artist in the Studio and Boccioni's Horse. In 1981 he was awarded the College Art Association's Charles Rufus Morey Book Award for Goya: The Origins of the Modern Temper in Art.
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