Francisco Goya is considered to be the father of modern art. A brilliant observer of everyday life and Spain's troubled past; a gifted portrait painter; and a social commentator par excellence, Goya took the genre of portraiture to new heights. Royals, aristocrats, politicians and friends were subjected to his highly modern approach capturing subtle expressions and gestures. Goya's vision and technical brilliance ranks him among the greatest of painters. With stunning location footage; an exposition of Goya's revealing letters and an exploration of his greatest work, this film builds a fascinating portrait of the painter and his colourful world.