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Goya

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What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya and the influences of the times in which he lived. Anyone with a desire to look for the influences behind a work of art will benefit from studying this course.

After studying this unit you should:

  • have some understanding of developments in Goya's career as an artist;
  • begin to understand Enlightenment aspects of his work and the ways in which these were later challenged by a more Romantic approach charaterised by a uniqueness of vision and a focus on darker forces;
  • understand some of the ways in which the impact of the Napoleonic invasion of Spain found artistic expression.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 5 hours
  • Updated Friday 23rd October 2015
  • Intermediate level
  • Posted under History of Art
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Goya

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What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This course will guide you through the works of Goya and the influences of the times in which he lived. Anyone with a desire to look for the influences behind the work of art will benefit from studying this course.

This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in Arts and Humanities [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .

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