The lecture, titled, “Francisco de Goya: Light and Shadow ,” references a broad spectrum of paintings, etchings and drawings by Goya (1746-1828), the pivotal figure in Spanish art between Diego Velázquez (1599-1660) and Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Florida Southern College Professor Roy Kerr will give the lecture.
Thanks to his 60-year career and enormous catalogue of works done in different styles—Baroque, Rococo, Neo-Classic, Romantic, early Expressionist and Surrealist—Goya is often referred to as the last Old Master and the first Modernist.
Today, Goya is best known for a series of profoundly somber and disturbing late-career paintings and etchings (The Black Paintings; The Disasters of War), none of which were viewed by the public in his lifetime. Referencing a broad spectrum of paintings, etchings and drawings across the long arc of Goya’s career, this lecture, “Francisco de Goya: Light and Shadow,” reveals him to be as much an artist of vision and light as one of shadow and darkness, while at the same time confirming his status as a protean and pivotal figure in the history of Western art.
Registration is requested: https://polkmuseumofart.org/upcoming-events/kerrlecture