Goya: A Portrait of the Artist
"Goya: A Portrait of the Artist [is] a newly informed chance to reflect on an artist of enigmatic mind and permanent significance. . . . Tomlinson addresses, with refreshing clarity, a chronic question of just how independent, not to say subversive, Goya was of the powers that employed him. . . . She admirably keeps the mysteries of Goya's character distinct from its self-serving machinations."
—Peter Schjeldahl, New Yorker
From El Greco to Goya: Painting in Spain 1561-1828
This book opens with the magnificent monastery palace of Philip II at the Escorial and ends with the death of Goya in 1828. In between, Tomlinson introduces painting in Spain by regions, before turning to painting at the Habsburg court of Madrid, before following its transformations under the Bourbon dynasty, the prologue for the work of Goya.
Goya in the Twilight of Enlightenment
In this book Tomlinson offers a fresh and innovative interpretation of the major paintings of Goya's mid-career, disentangling the historic Goya from the romanticized Goya and examining key works in relation to their ideological, social, and artistic context.