An ironic genius, on the threshold of modern painting.
The glory of Spain fades with the end of the 1700s: the disenchanted brilliance of Goya senses and interprets the end of an era and the beginning of a radically new time.
His long artistic career crosses, with great efficacy and continuous, astonishing originality, a stylistic horizon that ranges from the perfumed gallantries of the Rococo to the macabre tragedy of the “black paintings”, from luminous portraits to the fantastic, tormented etchings.
The art of Goya contains seduction and anguish, emotion and tragedy, in a striking, unique expressive mixture.
The book offers an unusual concentration of information on the artist, with over 300 full-color illustrations.