Old Man Goya

Old Man Goya

Book - 2003
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In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted an illness that left him stone deaf. Yet he continued to interact with the world and to create, spending the next thirty-five years in a world emptied of sound but bursting with images of pageantry, cruelty, and pathos.

In this brilliant, idiosyncratic book - a kaleidoscope of biography, memoir, history, and meditation - Julia Blackburn vividly imagines the artist's world during this time. She recreates the artist's friendships and love affairs and breathes life into the subjects of his paintings: an ethereally lovely duchess; the spoiled grotesques of the Bourbon court; the atrocities of the Napoleonic wars. Old Man Goya is a rare work of empathy and imagination, a stunning portrait of the mind and life of a great artist.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2003
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
ISBN: 9780375705793
0375705791
Branch Call Number: 759.6 GOY
Characteristics: 239 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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