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 Self-Portrait in the Studio oil painting


Self-Portrait in the Studio
Painting ID::  26970
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Self-Portrait in the Studio
Introduction: mk52 c.1791-2 Oil on canvas 42x28cm Academia di San Fernando,Madrid
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Self-Portrait oil painting


Self-Portrait
Painting ID::  26971
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Self-Portrait
Introduction: mk52 c.1815 Oil on canvas 46x35cm Prado,Madrid
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Full-length Portrait of the Countess of Chinchon oil painting


Full-length Portrait of the Countess of Chinchon
Painting ID::  30037
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Full-length Portrait of the Countess of Chinchon
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 86 5/8x55 1/8in
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Portrait of the Bullfighter Pedro Romero oil painting


Portrait of the Bullfighter Pedro Romero
Painting ID::  30038
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Portrait of the Bullfighter Pedro Romero
Introduction: mk67 Oil on canvas 20 7/8x16 1/2in
   
   
     

Francisco Goya Details of The Burial of the Sardine oil painting


Details of The Burial of the Sardine
Painting ID::  30307
Artist: Francisco Goya
Painting: Details of The Burial of the Sardine
Introduction: nn05 Days when barriers fell
   
   
     

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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).