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Goya

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Product description

First edition, published 2003 by The Harvill Press. Black cloth board covers with gilt lettering on spine. Dustjacket with corner clipped. Very slight wear to top of dustjacket. Otherwise in very good condition throughout.

The book has 429 numbered pages and is beautifully illustrated with many colour and black and white illustrations. The size of the book in inches is 9.4 x 7.2 and the book weighs 1.40 kg.

The starting point of this journey through Goya's life in 18th-century Spain is Hughes' own first encounter with the artist's work when he was a student in Australia. The remainder of the book charts the artist's entire career, describing his painted and graphic oeuvre within its historial context. Particular attention is paid to Goya's patrons, his favourite themes (portraits, scenes of warfare and terror, satirical prints and so on), his criticism of the Catholic Church and encounters with the Inquisition, his fierce anti-war stance and his reputation in his lifetime. What emerges is a picture of an artist deeply engaged with life around him and fully committed to documenting it with an unflinching eye for truth and injustice.

Robert Hughes is well known for his television programmes about art. This book is written in his own engaging, thought-provoking style.

Item details

Author(s):
Hughes, Robert
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1843430541
ISBN-13:
9781843430544
Number of pages:
429
Publisher:
Harvill Press

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First edition, published 2003 by The Harvill Press. Black cloth board covers with gilt lettering on spine. Dustjacket with corner clipped. Very slight wear to top of dustjacket. Otherwise in very good condition throughout.

The book has 429 numbered pages and is beautifully illustrated with many colour and black and white illustrations. The size of the book in inches is 9.4 x 7.2 and the book weighs 1.40 kg.

The starting point of this journey through Goya's life in 18th-century Spain is Hughes' own first encounter with the artist's work when he was a student in Australia. The remainder of the book charts the artist's entire career, describing his painted and graphic oeuvre within its historial context. Particular attention is paid to Goya's patrons, his favourite themes (portraits, scenes of warfare and terror, satirical prints and so on), his criticism of the Catholic Church and encounters with the Inquisition, his fierce anti-war stance and his reputation in his lifetime. What emerges is a picture of an artist deeply engaged with life around him and fully committed to documenting it with an unflinching eye for truth and injustice.

Robert Hughes is well known for his television programmes about art. This book is written in his own engaging, thought-provoking style.

Author(s):
Hughes, Robert
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1843430541
ISBN-13:
9781843430544
Number of pages:
429
Publisher:
Harvill Press

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