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  • Episode:

    2 of 5

  • Title:

    Goya – Visions of Flesh and Blood

  • Transmission (TX):

    Thu 09 May 2019

  • TX Confirmed


  • Time

    10.45pm - 11.45pm

  • Week:

    Week 19 2019 : Sat 04 May - Fri 10 May

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  • Published:

    Wed 24 Apr 2019

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Episode 2: Goya – Visions of Flesh and Blood


Discover Spain’s celebrated artist with this cinematic tour de force based on the National Gallery’s blockbuster exhibition Goya: The Portraits. Francisco Goya is considered the father of modern art. He was a brilliant observer of everyday life and took the genre of portraiture to new heights. The film uses the exhibition to look in depth at Goya’s eventful life and, through extensive location footage and Goya’s revealing letters, the film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and the extraordinary world he painted. Royalty, aristocrats, politicians and close friends were subjected to his highly modern approach that captured rapid changes of expression, gesture and emotion. Goya’s powerful vision and technical brilliance makes him one of the most admired and revered artists in the world today and indeed among the greatest painters to have ever lived.