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Black and grey box for the Francisco Goya Prints website featuring Francisco Goya's signature on the left side and the words Francisco Goya Prints at the National Library of Medicine History of Medicine Reading Room September 20-October 29, 2004, several example images of Goya's creation, and an image of Goya followed by a biography of him. Link to Goya prints at NLM link to Gallery page Link to Press Release Link to Credits page A donkey is taking the pulse of a man lying on a bed; the man appears to be dead. A man sitting with his head down on a desk, has visions of owls and bats flying at him from behind; a large cat lying on the floor has lifted its head as though sensing movement in the air. Interior view of an eighteenth century military hospital - patients languish in a military hospital. Goya stands among the first modern artists for his belief that individual vision trumps tradition. Despite his position as court painter, he satirized Spain's government and church, mocked the powerful, and bore witness to 'el desmembramiento d'Espana' - Spain's dismemberment - by Napoleon's army. Goya's influence resounds in the work of the Expressionists, war photographers, and Picasso's Guernica. His depiction of hospital patients, torture chambers, and complex psychological states transformed the unspeakable into fit subjects for art. Goya stands among the first modern artists for his belief that individual vision trumps tradition. Despite his position as court painter, he satirized Spain's government and church, mocked the powerful, and bore witness to 'el desmembramiento d'Espana' - Spain's dismemberment - by Napoleon's army. Goya's influence resounds in the work of the Expressionists, war photographers, and Picasso's Guernica. His depiction of hospital patients, torture chambers, and complex psychological states transformed the unspeakable into fit subjects for art. Color drawing of the head and shoulders, left pose of Francisco Goya. Francisco Goya (1746-1828), Spanish painter and printmaker.