A series to examine visual development of figures within narrative paintings, according to their type of plot. The fall of Icarus used as an example.
Some important paintings from 1815-19, including two religious works with deep personal meaning. Goya’s paintings are now dominated by black.
Sancho Panza gives a different story of how his donkey was stolen, and he decides to join Don Quixote on his third sally as a knight errant.
In 1814, following the restoration of the Spanish monarchy, Goya painted four works showing the uprising of 1808. One of these is now a major work of the European canon.
Despite being left alone being pampered for a month, Don Quixote’s madness remains. He learns that a book has been written about his misadventures.
In 1808, Napoleon invaded his former ally, and Goya started work on his harrowing series of prints ‘The Disasters of War’. Dark visions also filled his paintings.
Don Quixote is brought down from the mountains, only to run into further trouble at an inn. Eventually he’s tricked into being taken by oxcart back to his village.
The period up to 1808, in which Goya painted many portraits of the rich and famous, and those who could hardly pay, and the story of a friar and a bandit.
Contents, summary and a selection of paintings for the first half of the first book, from Don Quixote being dubbed a knight, to his rescue from the mountains.
A goatherd’s story leads to an almighty punch-up, which is interrupted by a procession praying for rain. Don Quixote disrupts that, and gets knocked down, apparently dead.