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Il segreto di Goya

  • Author: Marco Belpoliti
  • Year: 2013
  • Language: Italian
  • Pages: 56
  • Price: 9.00 €
  • ISBN: 978-88-6010-101-3
  • Size: cm 12 x 18
  • Illustrations: 19 b/w
  • Finish: Munken Lynx

After the book Camera straniera, devoted to Giacometti, Marco Belpoliti sets out to explore the life and works of another great artist, Francisco Goya.

Analysing a series of drawings, portraits and self portraits, the author traces Goya’s life and artistic career, uncovering traces of his “secret”: the progressive hearing loss that began in the artist’s 30s and ended up completely cutting him off from the outside world around 1792, halfway through his life. This disability greatly influenced his art, and the fantasy elements and chimera that inhabit his works are an eloquent expression of the anguish and despair of his isolation.

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Marco Belpoliti, essayist and author, has edited the works of Primo Levi and published various books of his own: Camera Straniera. Alberto Giacometti e lo spazio (Johan & Levi 2012), Settanta (2001 and 2010), Pasolini in salsa piccante (2010), Il corpo del capo (2009), Il tramezzino del dinosauro (2008), La prova (2007), Crolli (2005), L’occhio di Calvino (1996 and new edition in 2006). He edits the magazine-series Riga (Marcos y Marcos), together with Elio Grazioli, teaches at the University of Bergamo and works with La Stampa and L’Espresso.

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