Random notes and commentary on illustration, urban sketching, art and visual communication by newspaper artist and Urban Sketchers founder Gabriel Campanario.

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Goya: 'I'm still learning'

I'm just doing one Sunday night link this week, but a pretty good one!

Reading Goya, by Robert Hughes, I came across this exceptional black chalk drawing by the Spanish painter.  Goya made the drawing not long before he died in 1828 at age 82. That's an unusual longevity for its time, which makes what he wrote in the drawing even more remarkable: "Aun aprendo." ("I'm still learning.") The drawing is small, 195 x 150 mm (7.6" x 5.9"), and it's at Museo del Prado in Madrid.

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