I found this article on Goya very well written and worth my time. I think the Goya crayon drawing of a skater would make a great exemplar to discuss at the end of an observation gesture drawing lesson. It is very timely after seeing all the Olympic skaters.
>Greetings Art Educators,
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>Today was Goya:
>Goya, Unflinching, Defied Old Age
>By MICHAEL KIMMELMAN
>"The great satirist's late works as seen at the Frick Collection
>achieve a whole new level of freedom and depth, haunted by death but