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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 84 PROFILES IN ART

Francisco Goya (1746-1828)

DOCUMENTING POLITICAL UPHEAVAL

 

Francisco Goya’s career spanned more than six decades and was greatly influenced by the politics of his time. Indeed, his work is akin to a timeline documenting the state of governmental affairs in his native Spain. It’s also been noted that his early art reflects a peace and optimism that fades into literal and figurative darkness in his later works with the passage of time.

 

Born in Fuendetodos, Goya apprenticed with artist Jose Luzán as a teen. He later joined the studio of brothers Francisco and Ramón Bayeu y Subías and married their sister, Josefa. ...

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