|DAY 84||PROFILES IN ART|
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. ...