Goya's sketches were, generally speaking, the first step towards the completion of a specific project. There are notes, studies and preparatory sketches for a final work, pictorial or graphic. One of the artist's sketchbooks, the 'Italian sketchbook' clearly illustrates his way of working. Throughout his life he ordered his designs and sketches into groups.
BibliographyGassier, P. Dibujos de Goya : Los álbumes. Barcelona, 1973
Gassier, P. Dibujos de Goya : Estudios para grabados y pinturas. Barcelona, 1975.
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