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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSGoya
Hardback, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 122 color. | 11/1/2008 | Out of stock
ISBN 9788434311749 | $34.00
Goya: Order & Disorder
Clth, 9.25 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 260 color. | 10/31/2014 | In stock
ISBN 9780878468089 | $65.00
Goya & Italy
Paperback, 9.5 x 12 in. / 310 pgs / 350 color. | 9/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9788475068084 | $69.00
Published by MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Text by Stephanie Loeb Stepanek, Frederick Ilchman, Janis A. Tomlinson, Clifford S. Ackley, Jane E. Braun, Manuela B. Mena Marqués, Gudrun Maurer, Elisabetta Polidori, Sue W. Reed, Benjamin Weiss, Juliet Wilson-Bareau.
Francisco Goya has been widely celebrated as the most important Spanish artist of the late-eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the last of the old masters and the first of the moderns, and an astute observer of the human condition in all its complexity. The many-layered and shifting meanings of his work have made him one of the most studied artists in the world. Few, however, have made the ambitious attempt to explore his work as a painter, printmaker and draftsman across media and the timeline of his life. This book does just that, presenting a comprehensive and integrated view of Goya's most important paintings, prints, and drawings through the themes and imagery that continually challenged or preoccupied the artist. They reveal how he strove relentlessly to understand and describe human behavior and emotional states, even at their most orderly or disorderly extremes, in elegant and incisive portraits, dramatic and monumental history paintings, and series of prints and drawings of a satirical, disturbing and surreal nature. Derived from the research for the largest Goya art exhibition in North America in a quarter-century, this book takes a fresh look at one of the greatest artists in history by examining the fertile territory between the two poles that defined the range of his boundlessly creative personality.
Francisco José Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828) was born in Fuendetodos, Aragón, in the northeast of Spain. Goya was court painter to the Spanish Crown, and famously documented the Peninsular War (1807–1814) between France and Spain in his harrowing Disasters of War series. An important bridge to the modernist era, Goya's oeuvre provided a crucial precedent for artists such as Manet, Picasso and Francis Bacon.
Clth, 9.25 x 11 in. / 400 pgs / 260 color.
Pub Date 10/31/2014
Catalog: FALL 2014 p. 9
ISBN 9780878468089 TRADE
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Published by Ediciones Polígrafa.
Text by José Gudiol.
Goya--the name alone evokes countless masterpieces, both painted and printed: the raw and brutal “Third of May 1808,” the nightmarish Caprichos etchings (with the famous motto, “The sleep of reason produces monsters”), the compellingly erotic “Nude Maja” and “Clothed Maja,” the savage Disasters of War series and, of course, the late black paintings, with their murky forebodings of public unrest and private turmoil. Although Goya’s influence on his contemporaries was minimal (eclipsed as he was at the time by artists trained in the classical style of David and Ingres), it can now be traced clearly from Manet through Picasso to Surrealism, Polke, the Chapman brothers and on.
Nobody expressed the ravages of warfare and the extremes of human experience like Goya; it made him the envy of Picasso, who, as a young artist, copied his signature over and over, as though to absorb the personality and abilities of his one supreme influence. And it is perhaps the wildly imaginative freedoms of Goya’s late work that has kept him so contemporary--that, and the palpable emotion in his brushwork, so full of impact and sensation. Here, José Gudiol, renowned author of essays and monographs on Velázquez, El Greco and Spanish art, provides a serious introduction to the massive subject that is Goya.
Hardback, 8.75 x 11.5 in. / 128 pgs / 122 color.
Pub Date 11/1/2008
Catalog: SPRING 2008 p. 66
ISBN 9788434311749 TRADE
List Price: $34.00 CDN $40.00
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Published by Turner.
Edited by Joan Sureda.
Around 1770 or 1771, Francisco Goya went to Italy for roughly one year. Although it is not known whether he was actually fleeing the Spanish Inquisition, as an artist of his time he was certainly undertaking a pilgrimage to a country in which many (non-Italian) artists had completed their apprenticeships. Myths proliferate about Goya's Italian period. There are tales of his working as an acrobat, romancing a nun and being offering a job as court painter to Catherine the Great. Whatever the truth of these, he certainly came face to face with much inspirational art: Raphael and Michelangelo at the Vatican, Tiepolo, Correggio's frescoes in Parma, plus the Belvedere Torso of Apollonius and the Farnese Hercules of Glykon (both of which he sketched). During this stint, Goya also entered a painting in the Parma Academy competition, winning second prize. But upon his return to Spain, Goya was an artist transformed, liberated from Neoclassicism and free to pursue his own wilder painterly imaginings. By 1774, Goya had gone from anonymity to become Saragossa's most prosperous artist. What was he doing during this murky Italian jaunt? Goya and Italy is the first book to consider this question at length. In its pages, historians have collaborated to recreate the climate of eighteenth-century Rome, to postulate Goya's place in it and to assess the legacy of this shrouded episode in his biography. It will prove an invaluable document for Goya fans.
Paperback, 9.5 x 12 in. / 310 pgs / 350 color.
Pub Date 9/1/2008
Out of print
Catalog: FALL 2008 p. 22
ISBN 9788475068084 TRADE
List Price: $69.00 CDN $85.00