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The Black Paintings of Goya Paperback – 1 Jan 1999

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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Scala Publishers Ltd (1 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857592735
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857592733
  • Product Dimensions: 20.2 x 1 x 27.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 227,360 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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So it may not be the most alternative book of the great Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828), but stile, for now a very important one. This because he is the only book in the catalogue dedicated too the Black Paintings. Written by Spanish art historian Juan Jose Junquera, who recently claim that actually Goya did not paint the black paintings, but his own son. So it is an interesting saying, and also a refresh one. Still I believe that Goya and not any one else paint that madness exhibition.
In any way the present book by Jose Junquera is a fascinating one, and any one finding Goya late works interesting will be reworded to read at him. The book publisher, Scala made an excellent production. The front cover has I received (and not how it show in Amazon.Com) present the painting of Saturn, eating his child. An impressive way to start a journey into Goya mind. Eight chapters filled the book and through out the book there are many close up to the paintings. The book runs out at about 96 pages, not like Robert Houges well filled edition, for many the best certainly available on Goya. Still the book contains many details on Goya life and the paintings themselves so you will probably wouldn't fill there is something missing. Although the close details are very well presented there are still points I fill to disagree with them. Like the way Jose Junquera say to give meanings to couple of the paintings. To much pretentious for me but sourly not for all. Another important mention is the book size, and I would really wish the plates of every complete painting could be larger, maybe like the big close ups.
Still, an interesting study on Goya masterpiece exhibition, and at his low cost I believe you will be more then satisfied to having him.
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Superb collection and history that explores this important artist and his late, dark work. There's a power and mystery to these nightmares brought to life, full of turmoil, disturbance in the soul, anger and depression. This isn't easy art to love, but for those who seek a challenge, then this book will provide that. Better still, be inspired to go to Madrid to see the real things.
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i bought it for my friend a painter , yes very interesting he says shipping etc was all ok.he says it was interesting to see the
repairwork of the old master.
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Thanks amazon the book was in condition perfect. The images are of good quality. I have found the content a bit light-weight.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x919c9594) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x988fffd8) out of 5 stars Extremely disappointing 26 Feb. 2009
By R. M. Peterson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
If forced, by the proverbial gun to the head, to name the highlight of my two visits to the Prado, I would say Goya's "Black Paintings." By no means do I have an extensive background in the fine arts, either through second-hand study or first-hand experience at museums, but the Black Paintings is the most awesome (in the old sense of the word) set of art works I have ever encountered, and "Saturn" and "The Dog" are among the most powerful single images I have seen. To think that they were painted on the walls of Goya's private residence with, apparently, no intent that they be displayed publicly is mind-boggling.

Alas, this book, apparently the only book in English devoted solely to the Black Paintings currently available, is a major disappointment. The quality of the reproductions is only average (in particular, the colors seem to be somewhat washed out), and the precious little accompanying commentary is mediocre at best and appears to have been given a translation of comparably middling quality.

The Black Paintings are a monumental achievement of art and human genius; they deserve better than this.
25 of 34 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9141a048) out of 5 stars Throughout, an interesting book on Goya masterpieces 15 Aug. 2004
By H. Granot - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
So it may not be the most alternative book of the great Spanish artist Francisco Goya (1746-1828), but stile, for the while a very important one. This because he is the only book in the catalogue dedicated too the Black Paintings. Written by Spanish art historian Juan Jose Junquera, who recently claim that actually Goya did not paint the black paintings, but his own son. So it is an interesting saying, and also a refresh one. Still I believe that Goya and not any one else paint that madness exhibition.

In any way the present book by Jose Junquera is a fascinating one, and any one finding Goya late works interesting will be reworded to read at him. The book publisher, Scala made an excellent production. The front cover has I received (and not how it show in Amazon.Com) present the painting of Saturn, eating his child. An impressive way to start a journey into Goya mind. Eight chapters filled the book and through out the book there are many close up to the paintings. The book runs out at about 96 pages, not like Robert Houges well filled edition, for many the best certainly available on Goya. Still the book contains many details on Goya life and the paintings themselves so you will probably wouldn't fill there is something missing. Although the close details are very well presented there are still points I fill to disagree with them. Like the way Jose Junquera say to give meanings to couple of the paintings. To much pretentious for me but sourly not for all. Another important mention is the book size, and I would really wish the plates of every complete painting could be larger, maybe like the big close ups.

Still, an interesting study on Goya masterpiece exhibition, and at his low cost I believe you will be more then satisfied to having him.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x910e97d4) out of 5 stars Excellent book, Geat price 13 Dec. 2013
By A. B. Crain - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent book, Geat price, and fast shipping. Nice, full-color paintings pictured. I great insite into Goya's colorful (and often violent) feelings about Frannce's occupation of Spain in the 1800's.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x910e9990) out of 5 stars Powerful book 5 Oct. 2014
By LifePuzzle - Published on Amazon.com
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Powerful, frightening paintings of Francisco Goya who was the first person ever to document state torture.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9141ab70) out of 5 stars My bad choice 24 Oct. 2015
By gary m coston - Published on Amazon.com
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poor quality binding. Little useful information. Big disappointment!
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