Monday, June 11, 2012

THE PAINTER

The Dream


he had 
all the time in his world
to paint all the aspects
of a long life

bright darkness
dark lights

frightening sights
of a complicated period

full of more than normal
full of more than just war
human fights...





Desastres de la Guerra, the plague hospital scene


Los Fusilamientos del 3 de mayo



Self portrait



Saturn (detail)




Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes ( 30 March 1746–16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown, and through his works was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era. The subversive and imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists…


La Maja Desnuda


Witches in The Air

2 comments:

  1. nice homage...as poets, as painters we capture life as it is...the dark and the light...

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  2. Wonderful words for him… Although a painter never has enough time to capture it all.

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