• Short Summary

    "GOYA AND HIS TIMES" IS THE TITLE GIVEN TO AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF THE FAMOUS PAINTER WHICH OPENS IN LONDON ON DECEMBER 7.

  • Description

    "GOYA AND HIS TIMES" IS THE TITLE GIVEN TO AN EXHIBITION OF THE WORKS OF THE FAMOUS PAINTER WHICH OPENS IN LONDON ON DECEMBER 7.IT IS AN EXHIBITION UNLIKELY EVER TO BE REPEATED SINCE THE PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN BORROWED FROM COLLECTIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD.

    INSURED FOR SEVEN MILLION POUNDS, THE PAINTING ARE UNDER THE LARGEST-EVER SECURITY GUARD MOUNTED AT AN EXHIBITION.THE ROYAL ACADEMY, SPONSORING THE DISPLAY, IS DETERMINED NOT TO RISK A REPETITION OF THE THEFT OF THE GOYA PORTRAIT OF THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON FROM BRITAIN'S NATIONAL GALLERY TWO YEARS AGO.

    ON SHOW WILL BE 40 PICTURES FROM THE PRADO MUSEUM, MADRID, WHICH WERE SECRETLY SHIPPED TO ENGLAND IN A TRAIN NORMALLY BRINGING SPANISH VEGETABLES.THE PICTURES WERE AMONG THOSE SMUGGLED OUT OF SPAIN DURING THE CIVIL WAR.

    THE EXHIBITION CONTAINS 84 PICTURES, 65 DRAWINGS AND 99 ETCHINGS BY GOYA, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF PAINTINGS BY CONTEMPORARIES AND FOLLOWERS.THEY INCLUDE THE FAMOUS "MAJAS" - THE CLOTHED AND THE NAKED - WHICH ARE SAID TO RANK AMONG THE HIGHEST ACHIEVEMENTS OF EUROPEAN ART.

    GOYA IS REGARDED AS ONE OF THE TWO OF THREE GREATEST ARTISTS OF ALL TIME WHO HAVE EXCELLED EQUALLY IN COLOUR, LINE AND IMAGINATION.MODERN PAINTING IS SAID TO HAVE STARTED WITH HIM BECAUSE, LIKE THE MUSIC OF HIS CONTEMPORARY, BEETHOVEN, HIS ACHIEVEMENTS MARK ONE OF THE BIGGEST TURNING POINTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARTS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA42S4B8J1QVAM6U9AY70WLBB6I
    Media URN:
    VLVA42S4B8J1QVAM6U9AY70WLBB6I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/12/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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