Goya’s Modernity

Wednesday 5 October 2022 at 2.00 pm at the Lowther Pavilion.  Guests may attend the lecture – £8 pp (pay on door)

** Please note that due to planned rail strikes on this date, the lecture will be via Zoom at the Lowther Theatre **


The lecture notes leaflet can be downloaded/printed here

Dr Jacqueline Cockburn

Jacqueline is Managing Director of an art tours company, running residential courses in Andalucía, Southern Spain in the art and culture of the region.  Jacqueline is a course director and lecturer at the V&A and also lectures at The Royal Academy, The Art Fund, The London Art History Society and has toured New Zealand and Australia for The Arts Society. Her specialist field is Spanish Art, but she also lectures on European Art 1790-1950. Her most recent publication is A Taste of Art, London (Unicorn Press 2019). Jacqueline films her lectures and is currently delivering lectures, study days and courses online and live.


Goya’s appeal continues to this day. Every exhibition of his work is sold out and people queue to capture something of his mystique.  This lecture will consider why Goya, who copied and learnt from Velázquez had such an impact on later artists such as Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst and Jake and Dinos Chapman amongst others. We will consider, in this last lecture of the study day, what it means to be modern in terms of technique and subject matter and why Goya’s enduring fame relates to his ability to continue to inspire.


Caption: Francisco de Goya, Sacrificio a Pan, 1771. Óleo sobre lienzo. 33 x 24 cm. Colección José Gudiol (Barcelona, España). Public domain