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When Goya painted today’s date, two centuries ago

May 3, On This Day Groundbreaking art of war The reported inspiration to Pablo Picasso’s iconic Guernica and Massacre in Korea, as well as that which is said to have influenced a series by Édouard Manet, centres around today’s date, but over two centuries ago (May 3, 1808). ‘The Third of May 1808’ (also known...


Last of the Old Masters, first of the moderns

April 16, On This Day The passing of a great portraitist Born in March 1746, Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes passed away on April 16, 1828. The Spanish romantic painter and printmaker is was immensely successful in his lifetime, and is often referred to as both the last of the Old Masters and the...