Goya Kept His Politics Hidden In His Portraits
Allison McNearney | Daily Beast | 3rd November 2018
An art history anecdote. Goya enjoyed royal patronage in Spain but with that came exposure to its turbulent politics. After the French invasion, Goya painted a member of the new regime. Once the Bourbons returned, Goya had a most inconvenient portrait on his hands. His solution was recently discovered with x-ray analysis – overpaint it with yet another masterpiece.