Francisco Goya: transition from romanticism to modernism

Francisco Goya on 500-Pesetas Spanish banknote of El Banco de Espana, 1874

For many art historians, the Spanish romantic painter Francisco Goya (1746-1828) was ‘the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns’. To honor his contributions to art, a 500 Pesetas currency note was issued by the Spanish Bank (El Banco de Espana) in July 1874 featuring Goya on the face of the […]

John F Kennedy Silver Half Dollar Coin, 1968

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The half Dollar silver coin (1968) shown here features a portrait of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963), popularly known as JFK, who was the 35th President of the United States (1961- 1963). John Kennedy became President by defeating Richard Nixon in the 1960 presidential election to become the youngest elected President of the United States. (The […]