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Goya

Goya( )
Author: Hughes, Robert
ISBN:978-1-84343-054-4
Publication Date:Oct 2003
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:432
Detailed Subjects: Art / European
Art / Individual Artists / General
Art / General
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):18.4 x 23.8 x 3.3 cm
Book Weight:1.42 Kilograms
Author Biography
Hughes, Robert (Author)
Robert Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia on July 28, 1938. He studied art and architecture at the University of Sydney. He pursued art criticism mostly as a sideline while painting, writing poetry and serving as a cartoonist for the weekly intellectual journal The Observer. He left Australia and spent time in Italy before settling in London, where he became a well-known critical voice and wrote for several newspapers. He was chief art critic for Time magazine for over 30 years.

He wrote several books including The Fatal Shore, American Visions: The Epic History of Art in America, Culture of Complaint: The Fraying of America, Things I Didn't Know, and Rome. He also hosted an eight-part documentary about the development of modernism from the Impressionists through Warhol entitled The Shock of the New. It was seen by more than 25 million viewers when it ran first on BBC and then on PBS. He also wrote a book by the same name about the series. He died after a long illness on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74.

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