Tag Archives: Francisco Goya

Film Perspectives ,
Film still of Sterling Hayden in Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing, 1956. COURTESY THE CRITERION COLLECTION

Nazis, Con Men, Forgers, and Thieves: Art Crime in Postwar Cinema

On August 21, 1961, Francisco Goya’s Portrait of the Duke of Wellington (1812–14) was stolen from the National Gallery in London. The British government had purchased the painting 19 days earlier for £140,000, matching the bid of New York collector … Read More

Great Wall of China.


Morning Links: Great Wall of China Edition

Chinese archeologists have found an additional six-mile stretch of the Great Wall on the border of the Gansu province and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [The Art Newspaper]Anri Sala was once again named France’s leading artist in a survey taken by Le … Read More

Looking at Art

Floating in Space

Goya captioned a drawing of a couple suspended in the air 'joy'—but the true meaning of the picture is not so certain. Read More