“Francisco De Goya: Pathobiography and Creativity”, second presentation of the seminar “Experience and Creativity”

On October 16th, at 7:00 p.m., Dr. Juan José Gómiz will give the presentation titled: “Francisco De Goya: Pathobiography and Creativity”. This paper is included in the “Experience and Creativity” seminar, being held at the Gonzalo Casas Pessino Cultural Diffusion Center and which began on October 2nd

Dr. Juan José Gómiz, is a native of Madrid and was born on October 29th, 1956. He studied Medicine at the Autonomous University of Madrid and the specialty of Urology at the Jiménez Díaz Foundation. He has worked at the Prince of Asturias Hospital, at Severo Ochoa de Leganés and currently at the San Carlos Clinical Hospital. He is director of the Office of History of the Spanish Association of Urology and a member of the Society of Studies of the 18th Century.

Throughout the presentation, we will try to review the creative activity of the famous Aragonese painter from the perspective of his personality, circumstances of vital experience and physical and emotional pathologies that somehow determined or interrelatedly influenced his professional career, in the aesthetics of his artistic production and in the modulation of his character and temperament.

Dr. Juan José Gómiz, second speaker of the seminar “Experience and Creativity”, explains the general lines of his presentation and why the character: has been chosen:

What are the general lines of your presentation?

The paper develops around the diseases suffered by Francisco de Goya in 1792, 1819 and 1825, of uncertain natures, which however were not an obstacle for his progressive artistic creativity throughout his long biography, which established the foundations of the various aesthetic currents of modern and contemporary painting despite the sensory handicap derived from his absolute deafness.

Why the choice of character?

The figure of Francisco de Goya, a character in transit between centuries from the Old Regime and the Enlightenment, the turbulent War of Independence and Constitutionalism towards contemporary Modernity, Francisco de Goya is one of the most attractive, representative and studied of the gallery of  Illustrious and universally famous Spanish characters.

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