Francisco Goya

Francisco Goya

Style: Romanticism

Lived: March 30, 1746 - April 16, 1828 (18th - 19th century)

Nationality: Spain

Always lines, never forms! But where do they find these lines in Nature! For my part I see only forms that are lit up and forms that are not. There is only light and shadow.

But where do they find these lines in nature? I can only see luminous or obscure masses, planes that advance or planes that recede, reliefs or background. My eye never catches lines or details.

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.

The sleep of reason produces monsters.

I always pet a dog with my left hand because if he bit me I'd still have my right hand to paint with.

You are lost the moment you know what the result will be.

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