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 Maria Luisa oil painting


Maria Luisa
Painting ID::  38247
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Maria Luisa
Introduction: mk132 1789 Oil on canvas 137x110cm Tabacalera,Madrid
   
   
     

Francisco Goya The Family of Charles IV oil painting


The Family of Charles IV
Painting ID::  38248
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: The Family of Charles IV
Introduction: mk132 1800-01 Oil on canvas 280x336cm Museo del Prado,Madrid
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Don Manuel Godoy as Commander in the War of the Oranges oil painting


Don Manuel Godoy as Commander in the War of the Oranges
Painting ID::  38249
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Don Manuel Godoy as Commander in the War of the Oranges
Introduction: mk132 about 1801 Oil on canvas 180x267cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya The Countess of Chinchon oil painting


The Countess of Chinchon
Painting ID::  38250
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: The Countess of Chinchon
Introduction: mk132 1800 Oil on canvas 216x144cm
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Maria Teresa de Borbon y Vallabriga oil painting


Maria Teresa de Borbon y Vallabriga
Painting ID::  38251
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Maria Teresa de Borbon y Vallabriga
Introduction: mk132 1783 Oil on canvas 132.3x116.7cm
   
   
     

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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).