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The Death of Beauty: Goya's Etchings and Black Paintings through the Eyes of André Malraux

Allan, Derek


Modern critics often regard Goya's etchings and black paintings as satirical observations on the social and political conditions of the time. In a study of Goya first published in 1950, which seldom receives the attention it merits, the French author and art theorist André Malraux contends that these works have a significance of a much deeper kind. The etchings and black paintings, Malraux argues, represent a fundamental challenge to the European artistic tradition that began with the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: History of European Ideas
DOI: 10.1080/01916599.2016.1161533
Access Rights: Open Access


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