The famed Spanish painter Francisco Goya was uniquely placed in both time and space. His particular talent and gifts for observation and commentary have left posterity an incredible insight into life during a very revolutionary period of time. What are your thoughts on Goya within the context of his words and his visual imagery posted below?
“Imagination abandoned by reason produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of source of their wonders…I have had three masters, Nature, Velazquez, and Rembrandt…But where do they find these lines in nature? I can only see luminous or obscure masses, planes that advance or planes that recede, reliefs or background. My eye never catches lines or details.”