Francisco Goya is Spain’s most celebrated artist and considered the father of modern art. Not only a brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain’s troubled past, he is a gifted portrait painter and social commentator par excellence. Goya takes the genre of portraiture to new heights and his genius was reappraised in the much-anticipated landmark exhibition at The National Gallery, London. This film uses the exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s fascinating and eventful life.
Through extensive location footage, Goya’s revealing letters and a unique exhibition of masterpieces from great collections across the world, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the colourful world he painted.
Influenced by Rembrandt and Velázquez, Goya explored a pioneering form of realism and painted royalty, aristocrats, politicians and close friends in his highly modern approach that captured rapid changes of expression, gesture and emotion. Goya’s powerful vision and technical brilliance has placed him among the greatest painters to have ever lived.
Produced by award-winning director Phil Grabsky, ‘Exhibition On Screen’ brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to local cinemas. Phil will be in attendance for a Q&A session.