The Most Disturbing Painting – Nerdwriter1

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A closer look at Francisco Goya’s scariest painting.


Jay Scott Morgan, “The Mystery of Goya’s “Saturn”
New England Review (1990-), Vol. 22, No. 3 (Summer, 2001), pp. 39-43

Robert Hughes, “Goya’s Unflinching Eye”

Shana Thompson, Caitlin Hopkins, and Erin England, “The Eighteenth Century Worker: Goya’s Tapestry Cartoons and the Influence of the Enlightenment”

Jonathan Jones, “Goya in hell: the bloodbath that explains his most harrowing work”

Nigel Glendinning, “The Strange Translation of Goya’s ‘Black Paintings’
The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 117, No. 868 (Jul., 1975), pp. 464-477+479

John Dowling, “Buero Vallejo’s Interpretation of Goya’s “Black Paintings”
Hispania, Vol. 56, No. 2 (May, 1973), pp. 449-457

Peter K. Klein, “Insanity and the Sublime: Aesthetics and Theories of Mental Illness in Goya’s Yard with Lunatics and Related Works” Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes, Vol. 61 (1998), pp. 198-252

Hesiod’s Theogeny

Arthur Lublow, “The Secret of The Black Paintings” NY Times Mag 2003

Juliet Wilson Bareau, “Goya and the X Numbers: The 1812 Inventory and Early Acquisitions of “Goya” Pictures”

First mention of The Black Paintings in 1838:

First biography of Goya:

Janet Thomas “Art as a Weapon”-The Enlightenment of Francisco de Goya

Roberta M. Alford, “Goya and the Intentions of the Artist”
The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Jun., 1960), pp. 482- 493


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