Goya: The Terrible Sublime: A Graphic Novel
ISBN: 1643130161
EAN13: 9781643130163
Language: English
Pages: 120
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 11.00" L x 8.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview
Goya: The Terrible Sublime is a graphic novel inspired by Goya's life, in particular focusing on his final years, as he struggles with assorted physical ailments that threaten to take his mind, as well. Recovering from a serious illness in Cadiz, Spain, which has left him deaf, Goya suffers from terrible headaches, high fevers, and hallucinations, beset by visions of death that will become all too real with the advent of the Spanish War of Independence. Still, the monsters in his delusions are not real--but his friend Asensio Julia is, and he belongs to another world. From the mind of the terror master El Torres and the art of Fran Gal n comes a terrifying story that brings readers into the artist's world of madness and dark paintings, a historical miasma populated by recognizable figures like Manuel Godoy and the Duchess of Alba and swathed in an aesthetic of cobweb-shrouded palaces and beautiful grotesques living in the shadows. This unique graphic novel tells a horror story, melding the artist's unique style and vision with the story of a man plagued by unreality. Yet even as the artist faces dreadful images of witchcraft and pure evil, he knows that he must not fall into what lurks beyond the dream of reason.