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THE-SURRENDER-OF-BREDA

The Surrender of Breda by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELASQUEZ (Spanish School)

The Surrender of Breda by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ DE SILVA Y VELASQUEZ (Spanish School)   THE emoluments from Velasquez’s royal appointment were meager, but the honors were abundant. He was constrained to associate with the idiots and dwarfs, and paid the same salary-but there were perquisites. He had a studio, rent free, in the royal palace; …

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DON-MANUEL-OSORIO-DE-ZUNIGA

Don Manuel Osorio De Zuniga by FRANCISCO JOSE DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (Spanish School)

Don Manuel Osorio De Zuniga by  FRANCISCO JOSE DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (Spanish School)   WHEN Goya was born, almost a century after the death of Velasquez, the whole of Europe, led by France, was preparing a battle royal for the new freedom. He lived beyond four- score years, and from his childhood when he …

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THE-EXECUTION-MAY-3-1808

The Execution MAY 3, 1808 by FRANCISCO JOSE DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (Spanish School)

The Execution MAY 3, 1808 by FRANCISCO JOSE DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES (Spanish School)   THE Duchess of Alba died in 1802-“before her beauty had faded,” Goya said; his wife died in 1804, exhausted and forlorn; his only surviving son was a weakling. The deaf old painter lived on, alone as much as possible, painting …

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