FRANCISCO JOSÉ DE GOYA Y LUCIENTES was one of the most dramatic of the old masters, and one of the most unpredictable. An artisan's son who lived during the bloody days of the Napoleonic invasion of Spain, he grew up to be a darling of the court, though he often painted his benefactors to look like vain simpletons. When Napoleon conquered Spain Goya first curried favor with the victors, then commemorated their outrages with a series of compassionate etchings. Last week an exhibition of 81 of the master's works was on display in Richmond's lively...

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