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Goya: Images of Women

Janis A. Tomlinson, editor, with contributions by Francisco Calvo Serraller, Aileen Ribeiro, Concha Herrero Carretero, and Anna Reuter
Published 2002
320 pages

Francisco Goya y Lucientes created magnificent paintings, tapestry designs, prints, and drawings over the course of his long and productive career. Women frequently appeared as the subjects of Goya’s works, from his brilliantly painted cartoons for the Royal Tapestry Factory to his stunning portraits of some of the most powerful women in Madrid. This groundbreaking book is the first to examine the representations of women within Goya’s multifaceted art, and in so doing, it sheds new light on the evolution of his artistic creativity as well as the roles assumed by women in late 18th- and early 19th-century Spain. Many of Goya’s most famous works are featured and explicated, and essays by eminent authorities provide a historical and cultural context for Goya’s work, including a discussion on the significance of fashion and dress during the period.

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