Jacqueline Cockburn leads this study day, focusing on the extraordinary versatility and incredible legacy of Francisco de Goya. It will be argued that Goya's reassessment of the past is precisely what makes him so modern. This, coupled with his extraordinary techniques of painting, had a major impact on artists such as Picasso. Later in life, his so-called ‘black paintings’ reflected his bitterness, fear and acute sense of loneliness and despair.
Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn lectured on European Art at Birkbeck for twenty years. She now lectures for Christie's Education, V&A and Art Pursuits Abroad, as well as running her own business in residential courses on Spanish art in Andalucía.
Study day sessions:
- Emerging from the shadows: Goya's Self Portraits
- Goya's Modernity
- Goya's Women
- Detachment: Goya's Black Paintings
Includes coffee, sandwich lunch, afternoon tea. (If you have dietary requirements please advise us when booking.)
For a full programme, please email London@artfund.org.uk
Image: "Self-portrait in the Studio" by Francisco Goya (1790) courtesy Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, Madrid