*FRANCISCO GOYA* History, Views & Visions of an Enlightened, Romantic Master Artist - tba



"Goya was a man of his time, however he didn't follow the guidelines of many other artists of the moment and that is what makes him really interesting. His work is varied, beautiful, complex and intense.

Since he died at age 82, Goya lived and worked through many very important changes in Spain's politics and society. Goya was able to blend his thoughts and ideas, doubts and personal experience together with significant historical events. His artworks bare witness to his genius.

To add to his greatness, the man suffered illness, deafness, the horrors of war, the hunger of revolution, the adventures of love and the defeat of disappointment in his fellow Spaniards."

- Karla Darocas


Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 – 16 April 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter and printmaker. He is considered the most important Spanish artist of the late 18th and early 19th centuries and throughout his long career was a commentator and chronicler of his era.

Immensely successful in his lifetime, Goya is often referred to as both the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. He was also one of the great contemporary portraitists.

Goya's work became the inspiration to artists of later generations such as Sorolla, Picasso and Dalí.


"The Goya lecture was about composition and how to read a painting. Besides the clear explanation on the techniques of fine art Karla gave a top rated art history class on Goya and his era in Spain. This background information certainly enriched the understanding of the themes in his paintings. It was a joy and a privilege to assist such a well prepared and also fun presentation. I recommend the lectures of Art Teacher Karla Darocas."
* Trudi van Dorp, Cumbre del Sol

"I learned how much I really didn't know! Goya, the last of the old Masters and introducer of the moderns. A private man with emotional and health battles culminating in his deafness which introduced an era of his art which showed his despair and bleakness of the world surrounding him whilst at the same time giving a glimmer of the hope waiting patiently in the shadows. Karla brings these artists to life with emotional tales that make you both weep and laugh as you live your life with them. I love the originality and fervour in the teaching style of Karla Darocas. I would recommend Karla to others, and I do!"
 * Sue Martin, Pedreguer

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