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News: Goya at the Frick

Francisco de Goya y Lucientes (1746–1828), The Anglers, 1799, brush and brown wash on paper, The Frick Collection

The Frick’s newest exhibition opened earlier this month and explores Spanish drawings from the early 17th to early 19th century through the work of such famed artists as Ribera and Francisco Goya. The show entitled “The Spanish Manner: Drawings From Ribera to Goya” will be up until January 9th and contains over 50 drawings focusing on Spain’s “inventive and unique ... Read More »

News: Goya and the Cocaine Smugglers

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It is not every day that a painter who has been dead for the better of 200 years is involved in an international drug smuggling network but such was the case this weekend when Spanish police busted a crime ring that spanned two continents.   59 people were arrested and police conviscated 16.5 kilos of cocaine, EUR 1,100 in counterfeit ... Read More »

News: Save Goya’s Hill

La pradera de san Isidro, 1788- Museo del Prado, Madrid

The fight to save the hill depicted in Francisco de Goya’s painting La Pradera de San Isidro is on in Madrid. The hill known as San Francisco cornisa is a green ridge from which Goya painted the Madrid skyline, depicted in the painting, as seen in 1788.   Last year, Madrid’s city hall granted the Catholic Church permission to build ... Read More »

Goya + Rosario Weiss: All in the Family

The Milkmaid of Bordeaux, attributed to Francisco Goya

Born in Aragon, Spain in 1746, Francisco Jose de Goya de Lucientes is known as one of the last European classical painting and print masters and one of the first of the modern era.  Daring in his subject matter and bold with his brush strokes, his pieces have long provoked thought and controversy. It is no wonder that Madrid’s Museo ... Read More »

Come Face to Face With Munch and Goya in New Jersey

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  \Both Edvard Munch and Francisco Goya will just be some of the faces staring out from the walls of the Princeton University Art Museum the next few months as the space winds through its “The Artist as Image” exhibition. Featuring self-portraits by a diverse selection of famous names—Kiki Smith, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne, and Marc Chagall are all represented—the ... Read More »

“Goya’s Ghosts”: Tracing War, Torture, and Intolerance Through The Painter’s Spain

Javier Bardem's Lorenzo faces the Inquistion in "Goya's Ghosts" - image courtesy of The Saul Zaentz Company

  There’s not a whole lot of Goya in “Goya’s Ghosts”, the 2006 movie by detail-oriented, lush filmmaker Milos Foreman. Religious persecution, Dickensian plot twists, and Natalie Portman’s tears, sure. But in this wholly fictitious tale played out in a true-to-life historical setting, Stellan Sarsgård as the great painter of violence and intolerance is more of concerned observer as the ... Read More »

Goya’s Dark Prints Journey Deep Into The Heart of Texas

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  Our forthcoming title, “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”, tours you through the life of Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (“Goya” to you and me) in his beloved Madrid. But for those of you who want a full serving of Goyas that you haven’t seen at New York’s Metropolitan but aren’t cashing ... Read More »

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