Synopsis by Sally Barber
The six-part Artists' Specials series is an entertaining and educational collection of children's programs focusing on a significant segment of an artist's life. Biographical information is mixed with fiction to create compelling stories that reflect turning points in the lives of revered art world figures. In Goya: Awakened in a Dream, the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, whose career spanned the late 18th century to the early 19th century, meets a brave and talented young girl, Rosarita. In the face of the oppression of the Spanish Inquisition, Goya becomes seriously ill. Young Rosarita's faith brings new life to the old master. Inspired, Goya returns to work to create some of the finest pieces of his career. Period costumes and historic sets add realism to the unique biographical portrait. Other programs in the series include Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, Winslow Homer: An American Original, Monet: Shadow and Light, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, and Degas and the Dancer. The highly acclaimed series is intended for youngsters aged eight and older.
artist, nobility, painting, Spain