Francisco Goya: Paintings and Biography of Francisco Goya

In 1824 Francisco Goya arrived in the city of Bordeaux as a self-imposed exile from Spain

Francisco de Goya Paintings, Prints & Artwork

Francisco de Goya's paintings are popular well beyond the boundaries of his native Spain and the centuries which have passed since his career ended have enabled his reputation to grow as well as spread to new areas, helped increasingly by the exhibitions of his paintings that consistently appear in major art galleries and museums around Europe and North America.

Who is/Who was Francisco de Goya

His marriage to Josefa (he nicknamed her "Pepa"), and Francisco Bayeu's membership of the Royal Academy of Fine Art (from the year 1765) helped him to procure work with the Royal Tapestry Workshop.

Goya attended school at Escuelas Pias, where he formed a close friendship with Martin Zapater, and their correspondence over the years became valuable material for biographies of Goya.


La Maja Desnuda by Francisco Goya - Facts & History …

At that time, her husband served as Spain's ambassador to Portugal. As French forces invaded Spain during the Peninsular War (1808-1814), the new Spanish court received him as had its predecessors.When Josefa died in 1812, Goya was painting The Charge of the Mamelukes and The Third of May 1808, and preparing the series of prints known as The Disasters of War (Los desastres de la guerra).

Francisco de Goya - Visual Arts Encyclopedia

In The Third of May, 1808: The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid, Goya attempted to "perpetuate by the means of his brush the most notable and heroic actions of our glorious insurrection against the Tyrant of Europe" The painting does not show an incident that Goya witnessed; rather it was meant as more abstract commentary.

Francisco de Goya Online - ArtCyclopedia

Francisco de Goya marked the change from the old to the new within European art and all of his most impressive oil paintings are included here within this website which has additional information on the life of the artist alongside each of his works.

Francisco Goya Biography, Art, and Analysis of Works | …

Eventually in 1843 it received the present inscription 'DOS DE MAYO' ('The second of May') in reference to the popular rising against the French in Madrid in 1808.

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes - Hoocher

The portrait was painted while the court was at Aranjuez.Not long afterwards Goya painted a portrait of Francisco de Saavedra, Minister of Finance, after he succeeded Godoy as Secretary of State (March 1798), in similar pose.

Francisco de Goya Biography (1746-1828) - Life of …

In support of such an allusion, though the Queen had long since left Spain when this painting was made, one of these old women wears a diamond arrow similar to that worn by María Luisa in the group portrait of Charles IV and his Family.Goya's son was no doubt referring to this and other paintings that Goya owned in 1812 when he wrote in one of his biographies of his father that Goya was specially interested in the paintings in his house 'because they were made with all the liberty that ownership affords; a liberty which led him in some cases to use the palette knife instead of the brush...and he particularly enjoyed seeing them every day'.