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Goya by Robert Hughes 2003


Robert Hughes GOYA
Promotion Tour

11/5/2003 Museum of Fine Arts
Remis Auditorium 465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300 7 pm
11/7/2003 Art Institute of Chicago
280 S. Columbus 
Chicago, IL 60603
312-443-3687 7 pm
11/9/2003 J. Paul Getty Museum
1200 Getty Center Drive - Suite 1200 
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310-440-7060 4 pm
11/10/2003 San Francisco City Arts & Lectures
Herbst Theater 401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109
415-563-2463 7 pm
11/14/2003 Florida International University
11000 SW 8th St 
Miami, FL 33199
305-348-2890 7 pm
11/18/2003 Phillips Collection 
1600 21st Street, NW 
Washington, DC 
202-387-2151 6:30 pm
The event itself is being held at George Washington University, at the Lisner Autiorium. Tickets are $15.00 through ticketmaster.
This event has concluded, but the page at the Phillips Collection web site is still up. You can see it here.
11/20/2003 Metropolitan Museum of Art
6 E. 81 Street 
New York, NY 10028
212-650-2535 6 pm
12/10/2003 Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
30 W. Dale St. 
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Hispania News mentions this event here.
The Fine Arts Center has a page promoting the event here.


Robert Hughes


Goya The Terrible Sublime - Graphic Novel - (Spanish Edition) - Amazon

Goya: His Life & Works in 500 Images: An illustrated account of the artist, his life and context, with a gallery of 300 paintings and drawings – 256 pages, Lorenz Books, 2015 - Amazon

Goya Ephemera

"From this headlong seizure of life we should not expect a calm and refined art, nor a reflective one. Yet Goya was more than a Nietzschean egoist riding roughshod over the world to assert his supermanhood. He was receptive to all shades of feeling, and it was his extreme sensitivity as well as his muscular temerity that actuated his assaults on the outrageous society of Spain." From Thomas Craven's essay on Goya from MEN OF ART (1931).

"...Loneliness has its limits, for Goya was not a prophet but a painter. If he had not been a painter his attitude to life would have found expression only in preaching or suicide." From Andre Malroux's essay in SATURN: AN ESSAY ON GOYA (1957).

"Goya is always a great artist, often a frightening one...light and shade play upon atrocious horrors." From Charles Baudelaire's essay on Goya from CURIOSITES ESTRANGERS (1842).

"[An] extraordinary mingling of hatred and compassion, despair and sardonic humour, realism and fantasy." From the foreword by Aldous Huxley to THE COMPLETE ETCHINGS OF GOYA (1962).

"His analysis in paint, chalk and ink of mass disaster and human frailty pointed to someone obsessed with the chaos of existence..." From the book on Goya by Sarah Symmons (1998).

"I cannot forgive you for admiring Goya...I find nothing in the least pleasing about his paintings or his etchings..." From a letter to (spanish) Duchess Colonna from the French writer Prosper Merimee (1869).

Los Caprichos Goya - Amazon

GOYA : Los Caprichos - Dover Edition - Amazon

Goya Book - Robert Hughes - 2006

Goya A Life in Letters

Goya: A Life in Letters


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