Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Anne H. Muraoka
This thesis explores how Francisco Goya adapted traditional methods of representing religious subjects to create a modern visual language that addressed contemporary themes while maintaining continuity with the past and Spanish identity. The methods used to investigate this topic center on primary and secondary literary sources along with visual comparisons and analysis of selected works. Through this method, it is established that Goya formed a modern innovation of traditional religious style in order to confront and discuss secular and current social issues.
Goulart, Stirling Cushman, "Interweaving Visual Language of the Spiritual and the Secular: Goya, Spanish Spiritualism, and the Sublime" (2016). Institute for the Humanities Theses. 1.