Heroes and Demons: A Study of Humanity through the Works of Jacques-Louis David and Francisco de Goya
Date of Defense
Dr. Judith Stone
Dr. John Norman
Jacques-Louis David (1748-1825) and Francisco de Goya (1746- 1828) were among the two most prominent artists of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Through a close study of their work it becomes evident that they held two distinctly different views on humanity. An understanding of the differences between these two world views is important in evaluating the nature of the conflict between the French Empire and Spain that took place from 1807 to 1813, known as the Peninsular War. An examination of David and Goya's works is significant because both artist were representative of the societal classes that led the opposing factions during the war.
Johnson, Kurt D., "Heroes and Demons: A Study of Humanity through the Works of Jacques-Louis David and Francisco de Goya" (1994). Honors Theses. 1264.
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