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Il padre, José Benito de Goya Franque, era un doratore di origini basche mentre la madre, Gracia de Lucientes y Salvador, apparteneva ad una famiglia della piccola borghesia aragonese.
They were as concerned with crudely drawn, cheaply printed broadsheets as they were with paintings that hung in the Louvre.
However, the ladies were sure to be left more than a little red-faced when the camera panned downwards to briefly show knickerless Helen Butters, 45, naked from the waist down.
For them, as for the art theorists in our time, a work of art was not something to be understood or enjoyed for its beauty or because it moves or enlightens us, but because it opens a window onto the preoccupations of its time—for example, the study of alchemy in the late Middle Ages or the study of religions in the ancient world.