Goya: Images of Women


This lovely book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., from March 10 to June 2, 2002.
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This lovely book is the catalogue for an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., from March 10 to June 2, 2002.
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The great Spanish painter Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828) always portrayed his female subjects with emotional depth whether they were the witches of his infamously dark era of painting or the strikingly powerful creatures of the courts and salons of late 18th- and early 19th-century Madrid. Edited by Tomlinson, director of Arts at the Academy at the National Academy of Sciences, this well-produced volume of 180 images is divided into two sections. The first offers thematic essays by art authorities discussing the historical and cultural context of Goya's works featuring recognizable models, such as that aristocrat with attitude, the Duchess de Alba. Among the most fascinating essays is Aileen Ribeiro's "Fashioning the Feminine: Dress in Goya's Portraits of Women," which explores the political symbols in dress and fashion during the period. Ribeiro sheds light on numerous accentuating props in Goya's portraits, including the mantilla (a shawl covering both head and shoulders). The latter half of the book, which also includes Goya's tapestries, cartoons, drawings, and prints, serves as a catalog for the eponymous exhibit at the National Gallery of Art in Washington this spring. While not as extensive and analytical as Fred Licht's recent coverage of the artist's entire oeuvre in Goya, this book allows us to study women's roles during the era. Highly recommended for all libraries looking for complete coverage of Goya. Adriana Lopez, "Cr!ticas" Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300094930
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2002
  • Pages: 324
  • Sales rank: 1,550,651
  • Product dimensions: 9.51 (w) x 11.43 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Directors' Forewords 6
Acknowledgments 10
Lenders to the Exhibition 13
Goya: Images of Women 15
Goya's Women in Perspective 25
Images of Women in Goya's Prints and Drawings 51
Fashioning the Feminine: Dress in Goya's Portraits of Women 71
An Introduction to Goya's Cartoons and Tapestries 89
Catalogue 103
Bibliography 304
Index of Titles 318
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