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 […]