Francisco Goya

1746-1828 Goya is considered the 18th Century's foremost painter and etcher of Spanish culture, known for his realistic scenes of battles, bullfights and human corruption. Goya lived during a time of upheaval in Spain that included war with France, the Inquisition, the rule of Napoleon's brother, Joseph, as the King of Spain and, finally, the reign of the Spanish King Ferdinand VII. Experts proclaim these events -- and Goya's deafness as a result of an illness in 1793 -- as central to understanding Goya's work, which frequently depicts human misery in a satiric and sometimes nightmarish fashion. From the 1770s he was a royal court painter for Charles III and Charles IV, and when Bonaparte took the throne in 1809, Goya swore fealty to the new king. When the crown was restored to Spain's Ferdinand VII (1814), Goya, in spite of his earlier allegiance to the French king, was reinstated as royal painter. After 1824 he lived in self-imposed exile in Bordeaux until his death, reportedly because of political differences with Ferdinand. Over his long career he created hundreds of paintings, etchings, and lithographs, among them Maya Clothed and Maya Nude (1798-1800); Caprichos (1799-82); The Second of May 1808 and The Third of May 1808 (1814); Disasters of War (1810-20); and The Black Paintings (1820-23).

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Francisco Goya Dona Isabel de Porcel oil painting


Dona Isabel de Porcel
Painting ID::  38257
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Dona Isabel de Porcel
Introduction: mk132 1804-05 Oil on canvas 82x54cm National Gallery, London
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Francisca Sabasa y Garcia oil painting


Francisca Sabasa y Garcia
Painting ID::  38258
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Francisca Sabasa y Garcia
Introduction: mk132 1804-08 Oil on canvas 71x58cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Duchess of Alba oil painting


Duchess of Alba
Painting ID::  38259
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Duchess of Alba
Introduction: mk132 1797 Oil on canvas 210.2x149.3cm Hispanic Society, New York
   
   
     

Francisco Goya The Duchess of Alba arranging her hair oil painting


The Duchess of Alba arranging her hair
Painting ID::  38260
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: The Duchess of Alba arranging her hair
Introduction: mk132 1796-97 Indian ink wash 17.1x10.1cm National Library, Madrid
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Adoration of the Name of God by Angels oil painting


Adoration of the Name of God by Angels
Painting ID::  38261
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Adoration of the Name of God by Angels
Introduction: mk132 1772 700X1500cm
   
   
     

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     1746-1828 Goya is considered the 18th Century's foremost painter and etcher of Spanish culture, known for his realistic scenes of battles, bullfights and human corruption. Goya lived during a time of upheaval in Spain that included war with France, the Inquisition, the rule of Napoleon's brother, Joseph, as the King of Spain and, finally, the reign of the Spanish King Ferdinand VII. Experts proclaim these events -- and Goya's deafness as a result of an illness in 1793 -- as central to understanding Goya's work, which frequently depicts human misery in a satiric and sometimes nightmarish fashion. From the 1770s he was a royal court painter for Charles III and Charles IV, and when Bonaparte took the throne in 1809, Goya swore fealty to the new king. When the crown was restored to Spain's Ferdinand VII (1814), Goya, in spite of his earlier allegiance to the French king, was reinstated as royal painter. After 1824 he lived in self-imposed exile in Bordeaux until his death, reportedly because of political differences with Ferdinand. Over his long career he created hundreds of paintings, etchings, and lithographs, among them Maya Clothed and Maya Nude (1798-1800); Caprichos (1799-82); The Second of May 1808 and The Third of May 1808 (1814); Disasters of War (1810-20); and The Black Paintings (1820-23).