Dominus Venustas

Art writer. Art reader. Art lover.
Art is a language. One that speaks of truth and of humanity. I am on a journey to discover the Masters of Art and shine a light on their greatness. By Jackie Honsig-Erlenburg
Goya, The Dog, c.1819
Toward the end of this life, Goya bought a villa not too far from Madrid called Quinta del Sordo (Villa of the Deaf Man). In this villa he painted a series of wall murals. Pardon? Yes that’s right… wall murals. (…sorry couldn’t resist)
These paintings were dark. The ‘dark night of the soul’ was the subject matter. Morbid. Despair. Conflict. Isolation. And so they came to be calledthe Black Paintings. 
The poor little dog looks up, ears back, snout in the air… waiting… alone…
Goya was a great narrator. 
I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow.
- Goya

Goya, The Dog, c.1819

Toward the end of this life, Goya bought a villa not too far from Madrid called Quinta del Sordo (Villa of the Deaf Man). In this villa he painted a series of wall murals. Pardon? Yes that’s right… wall murals. (…sorry couldn’t resist)

These paintings were dark. The ‘dark night of the soul’ was the subject matter. Morbid. Despair. Conflict. Isolation. And so they came to be calledthe Black Paintings

The poor little dog looks up, ears back, snout in the air… waiting… alone…

Goya was a great narrator. 

I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow.

- Goya

  1. nognats reblogged this from dominusvenustas and added:
    Goya is definitely one of my favorite artists. When I saw the collection of The Black Paintings, I was just… I mean,...
  2. pedagogy-of-images reblogged this from caravaggista
  3. thebendintheroad reblogged this from tierradentro
  4. compotator reblogged this from nataliakoptseva
  5. gravelinmyshoes reblogged this from measurementoftheobserver
  6. measurementoftheobserver reblogged this from dominusvenustas
  7. 5582db reblogged this from ratak-monodosico
  8. hellyouknowyeah reblogged this from ratak-monodosico
  9. brightsizelifekr reblogged this from ratak-monodosico
  10. agapinbeing reblogged this from ratak-monodosico
  11. ratak-monodosico reblogged this from mudwerks
  12. blueguitar reblogged this from mudwerks
  13. lavoe reblogged this from likoee
  14. likoee reblogged this from dominusvenustas
  15. teriyakinight reblogged this from mudwerks
  16. vomitodeterciopelo reblogged this from cabezadelibro
  17. nomeabandones reblogged this from cabezadelibro
  18. cabezadelibro reblogged this from casadeorates
  19. ezrahound reblogged this from artofthepast and added:
    I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow. - Goya
  20. cecilthecircle reblogged this from caravaggista
  21. radomanci reblogged this from megszokszvagymegszoksz and added:
    Imadom
  22. megszokszvagymegszoksz reblogged this from annaeder and added:
    szomorú kutty
  23. armella reblogged this from mudwerks
  24. apeshot reblogged this from mudwerks