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Streamed live and designed specifically to be enjoyed at home, we are delighted to unveil this one-hour lecture delivered by art historian, Dr James Hicks.

Francisco de Goya (1746-1823), along with the British artist J.M.W. Turner is often described as the "last of the Old Masters." Influenced by the Spanish traditions of Diego Velázquez and history of court portraiture, Goya enjoyed royal patronage, the nationalist fervor against Napoleonic conquest and his own scathing indictment of provincial Spanish mores through the prints collected as Los Caprichos. His late Black Paintings helped to establish the new language of romanticism.

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  • Lecture Date & Fees

    Lecture Date & Fees

    Wednesday, December 16
    2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. GMT
    (9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT)
    Course Fee: £45
    The online Lecture Series is developed in London by Sotheby's Institute faculty, programming staff, and industry experts.
  • What Is The Lecture Series?

    What Is The Lecture Series?

    At Sotheby's Institute, we passionately believe that art is meant to inspire us all. That is why we created the virtual Lecture Series. Designed to provide viewers with insight into a vast range of art world subjects, these one-hour lectures are delivered by industry experts and Sotheby's specialists. Streamed live via Zoom, these lectures bring the Institute's expertise directly to you. The Lecture Series is ideal for art professionals and enthusiasts seeking intellectual stimulation and artistic inspiration.
  • Faculty


    Dr James Hicks is an art historian based in London but raised in central Virginia. After graduating from James Madison University in 2001 Dr Hicks continued his studies at Goldsmiths College and the University of Hertfordshire where he gained his PhD. His areas of interest and lecturing experience include British art history as well as European and American cultural history. He has worked extensively with leading London museums such as the Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the National Portrait Gallery, as well as at several American universities’ Semester in London programs in addition to Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
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