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The author traces the life of the painter Francisco Goya y Lucientes (known simply as Goya) from his early childhood in 18th century Spain to his death, nearly a century later. Goya is apprenticed to a family friend, goes to art school, travels to Italy, and begins his career as a struggling artist in provincial Spain. Through networking and social contacts, he gains commissions from local churches and dignitaries. Word of his talent spreads, and eventua...
The Fatal Shore
In Robert Hughes The Fatal Shore the reader is given the incredibly detailed history of a nation and people that was often not taught to its own schoolchildren as the past has long been considered a source of shame. This is the riveting story of the founding of Australia from its initial shiploads of criminal convicts landing on the continent in 1788 until independent nation status. It took only 80 years but Australia became a nation despite the inausp...
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