KULENOVIC  C o l l e c t i o n - Works on Paper

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Francisco Goya
Spanish (1746 - 1828 ) 
“Un enano “(A Dwarf) 1778 -79.  
The Dwarf - (Sebastian de Morra) 
original etching


This copy of a painting by Velazquez - one of Goya's acknowledged masters - depicts Diego de Acedo, who holds a book on his lap with an inkpot in reach. At court in Renaissance and Baroque Europe, it was customary for monarchs to “collect” jesters and dwarves for their amusement. The artist is at pains to depict this gentleman of small stature as literate and cultivated.

Francisco Josť de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 - 16 April 1828) was a Spanish painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and as the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown and a chronicler of history. The subversive and subjective element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet and Picasso.