"In 1792, a famous Spanish portraitist fell victim to an illness that left him permanently deaf. This was the event that proved the turning point in the career of Francisco Jose Goya y Lucientes. Trapped in his silent world, Goya’s portraiture climbed to new heights of achievement, but it was his increasingly dark images that are most appreciated today. The sheer horror of much of Goya’s later work was unprecedented in Western Art, and it is these paintings and etchings that secure his status as a giant of the Romantic Age." ~From the DVD description
This season’s films are from a collection of artist biographies entitled “Romantics and Realists.” The meetings will take place on Tuesdays at 1:00. The DVDs are each 50 minutes long. Join Jack Brin for insight into the lives of Francisco Goya (1746 – 1828), Caspar David Friedrich (1774 – 1840), Eugene Delacroix (1798 – 1863), and Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828 – 1882).
Join Jack Brin for today’s film and conversation about art in the community room. Jack Brin is an arts and music enthusiast and a former mathematics professor at Western New England College.
Registration is appreciated.