Andres García Ibáñez to give a course on Goya at the Universidad Popular Celia Viñas

The course entitled “Goya. The twilight of illustration and the birth of the contemporary world”, can be followed on social networks.

The painter and sculptor from Olula del Río, Andrés García Ibáñez, is going to give a course on GOYA, one of the amazing and essential artists in the history of Spanish painting, from Saturday 6th November, for the Universidad Popular Celia Viñas.

Interested individuals, groups, Neighbourhood Associations or Educational Centres will be able to follow the course in a very comfortable way, through the social networks, from the Facebook pages of the Universidad Popular Celia Viñas. The programme has been designed to be short, agile and profound at the same time. Ibáñez, a prestigious artist, is one of the great scholars of Francisco de Goya’s work and a passionate connoisseur of the different periods of the dazzling Aragonese painter.

The course entitled “Goya. The twilight of the enlightenment and the birth of the contemporary world”, consists of three parts: I. A weekly short article (from Saturday to Saturday). II. Short videos made -in situ- about Goya’s engravings in the Ibáñez Museum. AND III. Visit to the City of Culture and the Ibáñez Museum in Olula del Río, where a workshop on the Aragonese painter will be held, with the closing celebration of a Goyaesque poetic action, on the validity of his universe.

Each of Ibáñez’s texts and recordings will be accompanied by a series of educational, recreational and creative proposals, formulated by the pedagogical circle of the Universidad Popular Celia Viñas, so that those following the course can delve deeper into his work.


For the artist from Almanzora, the figure of Francisco de Goya is the most gigantic figure in modern and contemporary European art. Because of the moment in which he lived, at the crossroads of the end of the ancien régime and the birth of the new epoch, he is the creator of the greatest relevance. He knew how to tell it, poetically speaking, better than anyone else. He understood the dark and disturbing human condition better than many thinkers. His contribution is immense as an artist and thinker, critical and free. It is one of the most important and enlightening legacies in the history of mankind. Without having written anything down, his paintings and engravings speak clearly and interpret, faithfully and starkly, what was happening and what it meant for humanity.

We have the possibility of following the course on Goya, which brings together so many years of study and research by Ibáñez, from the programme created by the Universidad Popular Celia Viñas – which has been created to work with the people of the neighbourhoods and to reach, as far as possible, the towns and counties, as in this suggestive proposal.

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