Born in Spain in 1746, Francisco Goya lived during the turbulent times. He was censored by the Inquisition. He was inspired by the ideas of the French Revolution, and shocked and saddened when France invaded Spain. Devoting his whole life to painting, Goya never stopped experimenting in his art, and changed style several times, always with extraordinary results. His works include great court portraits, brilliant religious frescoes, horrifying satirical etchings, lithographs of bullfighting, dramatic representations of historical events, and the nightmare visions of the “black paintings”. This book chronicles the life and art of Goya, showing how, in his mature works, this unique artist was strikingly ahead of his time.