Saturday, May 2, 2015

Goya, Witches and Wicked Women

The Witches and Old Women Album is what art historians call a sketchbook that Francisco Goya filled around 1819 to 1820, about the same time he began painting his horrifying "Black Paintings." All 22 leaves from that album are now on display at the Courtauld Gallery in London. Goya was long fascinated both with the faces of very old women and with witches, and even just playing around in his sketchbook he could do amazing things with these subjects. Above, They Descend Quarreling.

 Just can't go on at the age of 98.


Singing and Dancing.

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