Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is regarded as the most important Spanish artist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. His remarkable output included paintings, drawings, engravings, lithographs, and frescoes—all of which related to the political and social upheavals in which he lived. And he did lead an extraordinary life, one full of intrigue, tragedy, and astonishing creative intensity. This talk, celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, will introduce you to that life, illustrated by Goya’s dazzling works.
About the Presenter: Janet Mandel taught in New Jersey’s public schools for 32 years, the last eighteen of which were at Columbia High School in Maplewood, where she taught English, art history, and World Languages and Cultures. In October of 2003 she was named runner-up for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) Teacher of the Year award and was formally recognized by the New Jersey State Legislature and Governor Codey for this achievement. In May of 2004 she was the recipient of the “Innovations in Special Education Award” from the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA) and the Association of Schools and Agencies for the Handicapped (ASAH). Now retired, Janet presents illustrated talks on a variety of art history topics at adult schools, libraries, museums, senior centers, community centers, and similar venues.
This presentation and all Roxbury Library programs are made possible by the Friends of the Roxbury Public Library.
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