Francisco Goya (1746-1828) was recognised from a very early age as the leading artist in Spain, rising to become the official portraitist of the Spanish Court. He was famed for the quality and speed at which he executed his drawings, and his etchings are of extraordinary delicacy. His use of chiaroscuro in his dark, intense paintings influenced many artists, including Manet. This monograph presents the essential works of this pioneering artist, today considered the father of modern art.
Keywords: painter;Spanish;designer;love;neoclassicism;Black paintings;Naja maja;Madrid;Illustrated;Prado Museum;Colossus