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

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