Talk: Goya and Madrid
- Wallace Collection |
Artists of the past gravitated towards capital cities or major ecclesiastical centres in search of a variety of commissions. Emeritus Professor Nigel Glendinning, Queen Mary, University of London, focuses on Goya, who undertook major contracts for work in five Spanish cities and one in France: Cadiz, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza and Bordeaux.
Concentrating on Goya’s time in Madrid, Professor Glendinning shows how the Spanish capital and the country around it facilitated and stimulated Goya’s development as an artist, as he worked for different regimes, in diverse historical circumstances, for court and other patrons, and for himself.
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