Творчество Франсиско Гойи многообразно и охватывает самые разные жанры.
Однако ничто так не поражает воображение зрителя, как мрачные, тревожные, навечно западающие в память «Черные картины», написанные художником на закате жизни.
Pacific highway speed camera debate: The state of Washington's ban?
In Seattle, I've never been particularly concerned with speed cameras. I've always felt that they are unnecessary. I'm not a fan of them because they're a form of ticketing. I don't want to punish anyone, but they don't provide any service for me in the first place. So I just want to make sure that no one is thrown in jail for doing anything other than what they are asked to do and that makes me feel good.
And I've always taken a pretty strict approach to it, always telling the cops and the public to be civil. As far as I'm concerned, people have the right to travel at their own speed. They don't have to go over speed limits that don't need to be crossed because of traffic lights. You can't get rid of the law. They're a way of creating traffic flow that we can all live with.
So we'll take that approach. But when I get pulled over, we'll talk.
There's another, bigger problem, which is whether or not the law's on the books. When they go out there and try to get people ticketed, they can't tell the difference between a red light and a yellow light. So people who are on the yellow are not going to know that they're on yellow or red, so people who are on the yellow are going to get a ticket. You need someone who is trained to judge that, someone who is able to communicate with traffic.
So the goal of the camera program is to have these folks trained properly. They're trained as a police officer, who is also trained as a traffic officer. They don't know that there are cameras on the road. They don't know that they're just taking pictures of you. It's a very sophisticated system. They're trained as police officers and traffic officers. I know because I had to train them.
I knew this when we started the camera program in 2002. In Seattle, I didn't have any complaints, but in the Eastside, there was a lot of people who were ticketed. If they got pulled over, I always told them to get out of the car. You know how it goes. My problem is that they end up driving and getting a citation, so they don't really know what's happening to them there.
It turns out some people are even ticketed just for passing through a red light. They can't drive on the right because it's got red lights. So they get pulled over, and then they go to the car dealership and they have a copy of the ticket that was issued to that person and they go and print it out. They have those tickets when the tАx (tАx t|¬tё (tАx (|xtАx
Union defends primary school curriculum and criticises teacher bonuses
The former chief superintendent of schools Mark Harrison was cleared of all charges of misconduct against him by a panel of lawyers.
His lawyers admitted that the trial judge should have allowed some "troubling" evidence into evidence but argued a jury must hear everything.
A spokesman for the public authority denied that a verdict had been reached, and it remained to be seen how the high court would rule.
The ruling will now be seen as a victory by the Independent Schools Standards Authority (ISSA), which represents primary schools, and teachers' unions.
Harrison, 45, from London, was found guilty on 14 counts of misconduct relating to his role as chief superintendent.
He will serve a maximum of five years and eight months in prison.
In his acceptance of the verdict, Mr Justice Hallett said he had the right to defend himself if he felt vindicated.
He added: "I accept that when he arrived at ISSA he had a duty to take up his responsibility to set about establishing accountability and safeguarding."
The ISSA has said it was pleased by the verdict.
"We welcome the Court's decision and recognise that, as one of the most senior teachers in England, Mr Harrison had the moral, legal and professional obligation to do everything he could to ensure that primary schools remained strong and well-funded," a spokesman said.
The ISSA has said in a statement: "It is clear to anyone who has seen his record that John Johnstone will be sorely disappointed.
"After a long journey of work, failure and vindication, we were all disappointed that the judgement was not made on appeal, but on clear evidence of serious misconduct."
Johnstone, who has served as ISSA's general secretary since last August, made more than 150 calls to the police over a two-year period, as well as writing to colleagues and the prime minister to complain about the quality of some of the teachers working at his school.
He also wrote to Mr Cameron's office and said he believed the prime minister was aware of some of the claims about the teacher's alleged infidelities.
The ISSA suspended him in 2011 for 18 months, although the judge concluded that this was "only a temporary measure".
On Monday, ISSA chief executive Lord Pannick wrote to parents of some of the 2,000 primary school pupils at the high school.
He said they should be reassured that teachers were being listened to and that a series of independent investigations were taking place.
"ISSA has been absolutely overwhelmed by the support of parents and the wider primary system in terms of this appeal," h