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Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Art's painting collection of Ludmila

Friday, March 22, 2013

Francisco de Goya (Spanish art, 1746 - 1828)

A famed painter in his own lifetime, Francisco de Goya was born on March 30, 1746, in Fuendetodos, Spain. He began his art studies as a teenager and even spent time in Rome, Italy, to advance his skills. In 1770s, Goya began to work for Spanish royal court. In addition to his commissioned portraits of the nobility, he created works that criticized the social and political problems of his era.
Clothed Maja
The son of a guilder, Goya spent some of his youth in Saragossa. There he began studying painting around the age of fourteen. He was a student of José Luzán Martínez. At first, Goya learned by imitation. He copied the works of great masters, finding inspiration in the works of such artists as Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez and Rembrandt van Rijn. Later, Goya moved to Madrid, where he went to work with brothers Francisco and Ramón Bayeu y Subías in their studio. He sought to further his art education in 1770 or 1771 by traveling to Italy. In Rome, Goya studied the classic works there. He submitted a painting to a competition held by the Academy of Fine Arts at Parma. While the judges liked his work, he failed to win the top prize.
Charles IV and his Family

Blind Mans Buff
The Family of the Infante Don

The Crockery Vendor
The Family of the Duke of Osuna
Ferdinand VII in Robes of State
Portrait of the Wife of Juan Agustin Cean Bermudez
A Walk in Andalusia
The Bewitched Man
Saint Jerome in Penitence
Majas on Balcony
Condesa de Altamira and Daughter
The Duchess of Alba

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