Free eBook Goya download

by Robert Hughes

Free eBook Goya download ISBN: 0394580281
Author: Robert Hughes
Publisher: Knopf; First Edition edition (November 11, 2003)
Language: English
Pages: 448
Category: Biography and Memoir
Subcategory: Arts and Literature
Size MP3: 1963 mb
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Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia (The Fatal Shore), the modern art movement (The Shock of the New), the nature of American art (American Visions), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art (The Culture of Complaint), now. Turns his renowned critical eye to one of art historys most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco Jos de Goya y Lucientes.

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Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia (The Fatal Shore), the modern art movement (The Shock of the New), the nature of American art (American Visions), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art (The Culture of Complaint), now. turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes

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Goya, by Robert Hughes (Vintage, £1. 9). As everyone who knows anything about Robert Hughes knows, he had a horrific car accident in 1999 that nearly killed him. "The impact smashed my body like a toad's," he writes vividly. During the extended nightmare of coma he imagined himself being tormented by Goya, about whom he was trying to write a book at the time. In his introduction, Hughes says that this nightmare was necessary for him to overcome the block that had prevented him from writing the book

Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 6 August 2012 in the Bronx, New York, . was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries

Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia – 6 August 2012 in the Bronx, New York, . was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries. His best seller The Fatal Shore (1986) is a study of the British penal colonies and early history of Australia. He was described in 1997 by Robert Boynton of The New York Times as "the most famous art critic in the world.

p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. Other Books by This Author. eISBN: 978-0-307-80962-9. 1. Goya, Francisco, 1746–1828. THE PERSON to whom I owe most in writing this book is Doris Downes, who gave me the strength to do it after a near-fatal car crash on a desert highway in Western Australia in 1999. Turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes.

Robert Hughes' book reaches the goal of describing not only the wonderful paintings and drawings of Francisco de Goya, but his life, feelings, beliefs. This makes it possible for all those who are interested in studying Goya's life and work a deeper understanding of the man behind - and beyond - the works. Historical criticism at its finest. Published by Thriftbooks

Robert Hughes, who has stunned us with comprehensive works on subjects as sweeping and complex as the history of Australia (The Fatal Shore), the modern art movement (The Shock of the New), the nature of American art (American Visions), and the nature of America itself as seen through its art (The Culture of Complaint), now turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history’s most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. With characteristic critical fervor and sure-eyed insight, Hughes brings us the story of an artist whose life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the old masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century moderns. With his salient passion for the artist and the art, Hughes brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Building upon the historical evidence that exists, Hughes tracks Goya’s development, as man and artist, without missing a beat, from the early works commissioned by the Church, through his long, productive, and tempestuous career at court, to the darkly sinister and cryptic work he did at the end of his life. In a work that is at once interpretive biography and cultural epic, Hughes grounds Goya firmly in the context of his time, taking us on a wild romp through Spanish history; from the brutality and easy violence of street life to the fiery terrors of the Holy Inquisition to the grave realities of war, Hughes shows us in vibrant detail the cultural forces that shaped Goya’s work. Underlying the exhaustive, critical analysis and the rich historical background is Hughes’s own intimately personal relationship to his subject. This is a book informed not only by lifelong love and study, but by his own recent experiences of mortality and death. As such this is a uniquely moving and human book; with the same relentless and fearless intelligence he has brought to every subject he has ever tackled, Hughes here transcends biography to bring us a rich and fiercely brave book about art and life, love and rage, impotence and death. This is one genius writing at full capacity about another—and the result is truly spectacular.
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Ann
Honestly, totally amazing biography of Spanish painter Francisco de Goya y Lucientes. I was looking for a good one and found this one. It sounded good, so VERY RELUCTANTLY and skeptically I purchased it. Mr. Hugues did a fantastic job putting this book together to tell us about Spain's most famous painter. I was raised in Spain and I am familiar with its people, its customs, different places, etcetera. In addition, having lived there many years, I was privileged to go to the Prado museum several times and had viewed all his work housed at The Prado. The reason I reluctantly acquired this particular book of Mr. Hughes and why I was so skeptical to purchase was because he's Australian. My own reasoning went something like this: Come on, an Australian is going to tell me about the life and times of Goya? You've got to be kidding! I mean, I was expecting to get some IMPORTANT Spanish writer to tell me about him; not some foreigner. I was also expecting to read Goya's biography in Spanish,although my knowledge of both, English and Spanish is equally good. But, oh, what the heck, I went ahead and purchase the book and started reading it and soon I was completely mesmerized and amazed at the work of Mr. Hughes. I am not sure how to praise him enough for this incredible biography. It is extremely well researched and he seems to have a vast and wide knowledge of the life and times of Goya; life in Spain, well known places and the culture of its people. Most importantly, I feel that Mr. Hughes has captured the essence of who Goya was, how he felt, and how he was treated in Spain, in spite of the fact that Goya was the best painter in the land. I was overjoyed to read the well-researched descriptions and interpretations of Goya's works. This is the way to view a painter's artistic realizations. I knew I liked the Caprichos and the Disasters of War; buy truly, unless you're an art historian or expert, you often can't understand or interpret his images. (If someone could just do that with Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal) and trying to get into the heads of geniuses to figure out what they meant to convey, it's often a very tall order. It was very helpful to me to understand who he was or might be depicting on an image and what he meant by it. This is a very long biography, probably because it includes so many images of the painter's works, but, by all means, not the first one I read that's so long. I purchased "The First Tycoon" (the biography of Cornelius VanderBuilt) and though my death would come before I ever finished reading that book, although I must say it was excellent as well. I loved Mr. Hughes book so much, I even purchased a second copy to gift to a friend, letting him know that this was going to be a total surprise and that he would never read a better bio of Goya, or would want to. I have given it five stars because it deserves it. A tremendous book in its content, including all the history and the works and life of the artist. My sincere congratulations to Mr.Hughes. It's gripping, exciting, extremely well written and I loved every minute of it.
ChallengeMine
An excellent lively account which flows quickly. Provides a good overview of Spain at the end of the 18thC, a country of contrasts and great inequality. Hughes covers Goya's working life of 60 odd years and the historical context of a tumultuous Spain as Goya progressed from a talented but relatively junior painter of cartoons for the Royal Tapestry factory to court painter, society portraitist and social and political observer. Hughes' lively writing includes highly amusing pen pictures of several historical figures,e.g. Carlos IV. I only wished I had read it before my recent visit to the Museo del Prado
AGAD
One reviewer here says this book is "poorly written" and then goes on to list a few factual errors. In fact the book is beautifully written - impassioned, witty, sad, knowledgeable, expressive - and as for the factual errors, well, they seem quite minor to me, barely worthy of mention. If you love art or would like to love art - if you love Goya or would like to - get this book.
Kifer
Fantastic writing and so many illustrations! It weighs a ton because it's superb quality printing/picture reproduction on heavy stock.
Bludsong
I've always been ambivalent about Goya's work, rarely ever seeing enough of it in one place at one time to form an opinion. But Hughes does a fantastic job of explaining Goya's life and the way the various families of etchings, portraits and other works came to be. Well illustrated, nicely produced on heavy paper, worth the money even if you're merely having an attack of curiosity.
ALAN
Robert Hughes did not disappoint in this book, made newly timely again by the expansive Goya retrospective starting this October at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Prepare yourself for that show with this lively volume, possibly paired with Evan S. Connell's "Francisco Goya: A Life" (2004).
Mbon
Mr Hughes' writing skills - which include a peppering of modern analogies, a sharp wit and an uncensored vocabulary -combine with a considerable feeling for his subject to enliven this book on Goya. Apart from his artistic expertise and technical knowledge of art generally, his sympathetic explication of the many works referred to bring the reader to a state of warm understanding of the evolution of this major artist. In addition, the non-expert, as I am, comes away with a better understanding of the Spanish and Spain. A most enjoyable read.