17th October 2005

 

CARTOONIST’S TRIBUTE TO ‘FATHER OF MODERN ART’

 

The University of Lincoln’s Spanish and Latin American film series ‘Cine Latino’ takes a detour into the world of modern art next week.

 

Freelance cartoonist Tim Sanders, whose work appears in The Independent and The Guardian, will give a talk on Monday 24th October about the Spanish artist Francisco Goya.

 

Goya is considered by many to be ‘the father of modern art’ and was a pioneer of new artistic tendencies which were to come to fruition in the 19th century.

 

As an artist, Goya was by temperament far removed from the Classical movement. In a few works he approached Classical style, but in the greater part of his work the Romantic triumphed.

 

His work extended over a period of more than 60 years, for he continued to draw and paint until his 82nd year

 

The talk will take place at 7.30pm in the Jackson Lecture Theatre in the main academic building at the university’s Brayford Pool campus.

 

Admission is free and members of the public are welcome to attend.

 

 

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Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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