FRANCISCO GOYA

Known as the last of the Great Masters and the first of the Modern Masters. As Spain's conscience and chronicler, Goya documented the Royal Court with an sarcastic edge born of justice. A versatile artist, he created paintings, etchings & lith- ographs, tapestries, and frescos. His career spanned an explo- sive era of Spanish history, which he portrayed with unflinching honesty. He observed clearly both the highborn with their excesses & the madness of the masses, and he painted both with an unprecedented dedication to truth. 

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Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga by Francisco de Goya, 1787-88