Georgia, in my book, and I am not a defensive feminist, was the first artist (pace Angelica Kauffmann and Mary Cassatt) to pay no lip-service to male-dominated schools of painting. She developed her own vision of the natural world with stunning images of wonder, which can inspire us lesser mortals.
The results are not perfect: so, Goya was no great shakes as a draughtsman - but what an artist's vision of the world.
J. M. PRING
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