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“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 Great Mystery

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Painter Francisco Goya is Spain’s national treasure — in fact, even the nation’s version of the Oscars are named after him. For most of his life, the artist was a painter to the royal court, but in his old age, he left Spain, disillusioned with the political situation, and settled in France. It was there that he painted what some ... Read More »

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