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Goya and the Duchess of Alba By Susann Waldmann

Goya and the Duchess of Alba

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The story of the relationship between Goya and the Duchess of Alba is shrouded in mystery and secrecy, and has captured the imaginations of authors since the middle of the 19th century. In this book there is the unfolding of a sensational turn of events.

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Goya and the Duchess of Alba by Susann Waldmann

The story of the relationship between Goya and the Duchess of Alba is shrouded in mystery and secrecy, and has captured the imaginations of authors since the middle of the 19th century. It is not only Goya's artistic crisis, which began with his traumatic illness in 1792-93 in Cadiz, and the creation of his famous "Caprichos" series , but also his affair with the Duchess of Alba that make the period in Goya's life between 1790 and 1800 so intriguing. But what do we know about this love affair, which continues to fascinate us today? Did it actually take place or was it a rumour? And what sort of woman was the Duchess of Alba, who, according to a romatic version of the story, nearly drove Goya out of his senses. We would know very litle about this woman today had she not encounterted Francisco de Goya. In this book the author investigates these and other events by examining various contemporary documents, letters from Goya to his friends, and numerous anecdotes, unfolding a sensational turn of events full of suspense.

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GOR003142321
Goya and the Duchess of Alba by Susann Waldmann
Susann Waldmann
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Prestel
1998-07-06
128
3791319841
9783791319841
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