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 The Forge oil painting


The Forge
Painting ID::  31827
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: The Forge
Introduction: mk76 Painted between c.1815 and 1820 Oil on canvas 71 1/2x49 1/4in
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Details of the forge oil painting


Details of the forge
Painting ID::  31828
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Details of the forge
Introduction: mk76 Painted between c.1815 and 1820 Oil on canvas 71 1/2x49 1/4in
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Don pedro,duque de osuna oil painting


Don pedro,duque de osuna
Painting ID::  31829
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Don pedro,duque de osuna
Introduction: mk76 Painted probably between 1790 and 1800 Oil on canvas
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Funeral of a Sardine oil painting


Funeral of a Sardine
Painting ID::  37414
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Funeral of a Sardine
Introduction: mk126 1812-19 Oil on wood 82.5x62cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya An Officer oil painting


An Officer
Painting ID::  38156
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: An Officer
Introduction: mk29 63.2x48.9cm
   
   
     

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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).