Old Man Goya

Brand: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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ISBN : 9780224062794
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Old Man Goya

In 1792, when he was forty-seven, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya contracted a serious illness that left him stone deaf. In this extraordinary book, Julia Blackburn follows Goya through the remaining thirty-five years of his life. It was a time of political turmoil, of war, violence, and confusion, and Goya transformed what he saw around him into visionary paintings, drawings, and etchings. These were also years of tenderness for Goya, of intimate relationships with the Duchess of Alba and with Leocadia, his mistress, who accompanied him to the end.

Blackburn’s singular distinction as a biographer is her uncanny ability to create a kaleidoscope of biography, memoir, history, and meditation—to think herself into another world. In Goya she has found the perfect subject. Visiting the towns Goya frequented, reading the revelatory letters that he wrote for years to a boyhood friend, investigating the subjects he portrayed, Julia Blackburn writes about the elderly painter with the intimacy of an old friend, seeing through his eyes and sharing the silence in his head.

With unprecedented immediacy and illumination, Old Man Goya gives us an unparalleled portrait of the artist.

Specifications of Old Man Goya

GENERAL
AuthorJULIA BLACKBURN
BindingHardcover
LanguageEnglish
Edition1st
ISBN-100224062794
ISBN-139780224062794
PublisherJONATHAN CAPE LTD
Publication Date2002
DIMENSIONS
Height1.11 inch.
Length9.13 inch.
Width6.57 inch.
Weight1.58 pounds.

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