Goya : the terrible sublime

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Galán, Fran, artist.
New York : Pegasus Books, March 2019.
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New York : Pegasus Books, March 2019.
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1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 28 cm


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First published as Goya : lo sublime terrible; Madrid : Dibbuks, 2018.
Francisco de Goya is considered one of the most important Spanish painters of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, last of the Greats and first of the modernists. But his sumptuous images stemmed from a mind in torment, especially later in his life. Goya: The Terrible Sublime is a graphic novel inspired by Goyas life, in particular focusing on his final years, as he struggles with assorted physical ailments that threaten to take his mind, as well. Recovering from a serious illness in Cadiz, Spain, which has left him deaf, Goya suffers from terrible headaches, high fevers, and hallucinations, beset by visions of death that will become all too real with the advent of the Spanish War of Independence. Still, the monsters in his delusions are not real but his friend Asensio Julia is, and he belongs to another world. From the mind of the terror master El Torres and the art of Fran Gal̀n comes a terrifying story that brings readers into the artists world of madness and dark paintings, a historical miasma populated by recognizable figures like Manuel Godoy and the Duchess of Alba and swathed in an aesthetic of cobweb-shrouded palaces and beautiful grotesques living in the shadows. This unique graphic novel tells a horror story, melding the artists unique style and vision with the story of a man plagued by unreality. Yet even as the artist faces dreadful images of witchcraft and pure evil, he knows that he must not fall into what lurks beyond the dream of reason. Illustrated in color throughout.
Translated from the Spanish.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

El Torres., & Galán, F. (2019). Goya: the terrible sublime (First Pegasus Books edition.). Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

El Torres, 1972- and Fran, Galán. 2019. Goya: The Terrible Sublime. Pegasus Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

El Torres, 1972- and Fran, Galán. Goya: The Terrible Sublime Pegasus Books, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

El Torres, and Fran Galán. Goya: The Terrible Sublime First Pegasus Books edition., Pegasus Books, 2019.

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