Francisco Goya by Tim McNeese


Francisco Goya by Tim McNeese

Between the opening of the French Revolution in 1789 and the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815, Spanish artist Francisco Goya painted what he saw around him, everything from peasants to priests, majas to monarchs, courtesans to country folk. Goya's Spain was a nation struggling to enter the modern world, even as it tolerated inept kings, scheming queens, and militaristic prime ministers. In time, revolutionary ideas and a spirit of liberalism spread across the Spanish landscape, providing Goya with fresh subjects and a new approach to art, embodied in this same spirit - Romanticism. But Goya also had a darker side, one that would forever haunt him, not only during his lifetime, but also in the artistic legacy he left behind. In Francisco Goya , learn about this early 19th-century artist who painted against the backdrop of European conflict.


The Great Hispanic Heritage series provides biographies of selected Hispanic leaders and major figures, making for strong biographical choices for youngsters...All are especially recommended picks for biographical studies.

About the Author

Tim McNeese is associate professor of history at York College in York, Nebraska. Professor McNeese earned an associate of arts degree from York College, a bachelor of arts in history and political science from Harding University, and a master of arts in history from Missouri State University. A prolific author of books for elementary, middle, and high school, and college readers, McNeese has published more than ninety books and educational materials over the past twenty years, on everything from the founding of Jamestown to Spanish painters. His writing has earned him a citation in the library reference work Contemporary Authors. In 2006, he appeared on the History Channel program Risk Takers/History Makers: John Wesley Powell and the Grand Canyon.

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151 pages


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Publication date

15th March 2008



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