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 Diego Velazquez,Las Meninas oil painting


Diego Velazquez,Las Meninas
Painting ID::  38242
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Diego Velazquez,Las Meninas
Introduction: mk132 1656 Oil on canvas 318x276cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Portrait of Charles III in Huntin Costume oil painting


Portrait of Charles III in Huntin Costume
Painting ID::  38243
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Portrait of Charles III in Huntin Costume
Introduction: mk132 1787 Oil on canvas 207x126cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Portrait of the Count of Floridablance and Goya oil painting


Portrait of the Count of Floridablance and Goya
Painting ID::  38244
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Portrait of the Count of Floridablance and Goya
Introduction: mk132 1784 Oil on canvas 262x166cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya The Family of the Infante Don luis oil painting


The Family of the Infante Don luis
Painting ID::  38245
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: The Family of the Infante Don luis
Introduction: mk132 1784 Oil on canvas 248x330cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Charles IV oil painting


Charles IV
Painting ID::  38246
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Charles IV
Introduction: mk132 1789 Oil on cavnas 137x110cm
   
   
     

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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).