Levensbeschrijving[ bewerken ] Goya werd geboren in Fuendetodos in Spanje, maar verbleef later voornamelijk in Madrid. Goya trouwde in met Josefa Bayeu , de zus van Francisco Bayeu , die inmiddels zijn leermeester was geworden. Goya was vooral portretschilder van de Spaanse koninklijke familie. De Spaanse Inquisitie was in die tijd machtig en bemoeide zich ook met Goya's werk. Goya maakte naast de schilderijen van hoge geestelijken ook etsen die hij in grote oplagen drukte en die verhandeld werden in vele steden, ook buiten Spanje.
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See Article History Alternative Title: The series of etchings The Disasters of War —14 records the horrors of the Napoleonic invasion. The Execution of the Defenders of Madrid He went to Italy to continue his studies and was in Rome in In the same year he returned to Zaragoza, where he obtained his first important commission for frescoes in the cathedral, which he executed at intervals during the next 10 years.
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It is quite large, measuring 38 by 75 inches. The painting was acquired by the Museo del Prado in Madrid in , and remains there to this day. It is not known when exactly Goya did the painting, but most estimates date it between and , although some date it as early as She is depicted lying seductively on a couch. Her two arms are raised, with her hands behind her head, she has a slight smile, and her two cheeks are noticeably rosy.
How to Appreciate Paintings. Analysis of The Colossus by Goya The leading representative of Spanish painting from the lateth and earlyth century, Francisco de Goya excelled at etching and engraving as well as painting and tapestry art cartoons , becoming the leading artist at the Bourbon royal court of Charles IV. Despite his royal patronage, Goya was never a committed monarchist.