Considered to be the last of the Old Masters, Francisco de Goya y Lucientes has been the subject of a number of insightful retrospectives and special exhibitions over the past decade. Designed to complement a current exhibition at the Frick Museum in New York, this online collection offers images taken from the last years of his distinguished career. Perhaps the most intriguing drawings offered here are his rather impressive miniature paintings, which he created during the winter of 1824-1825. Some of the subjects in these tiny renderings include a monk and an old woman and two children looking at a book, all completed on ivory. Each section of the collection includes a rather lengthy essay on the origin and creation of each work. For those persons who might be interested in visiting the exhibit in person, there are complete details available here as well.
(no comments available yet for this resource)