Francisco De Goya y Lucientes (b. March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain--d. April 16, 1828, Bordeaux, Fr.), consummately Spanish artist whose multifarious paintings, drawings, and engravings reflected contemporary historical upheavals and influenced important 19th- and 20th-century painters.
Like Velazquez, Goya was a Spanish court painter whose best work was done apart from his official duties. He is known for his scenes of violence, especially those prompted by the French invasion of Spain. The series of etchings Los desastres de la guerra ("The Disasters of War", 1810-14) records the horrors of the Napoleonic invasion. His masterpieces in painting include The Naked Maja and The Clothed Maja (c. 1800-05). He also painted charming portraits such as Senora Sabasa Garcia.

For the bold technique of his paintings, the haunting satire of his etchings, and his belief that the artist's vision is more important than tradition, Goya is often called "the first of the moderns." His uncompromising portrayal of his times marks the beginning of 19th-century realism.

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Caprichos  Plate 9  Tantalus - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Caprichos Plate 9 Tantalus
Portait Of Maria Teresa De Borbon Y Vallabriga - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Portait Of Maria Teresa De Borbon Y Vallabriga
The Chinchillas - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Chinchillas
The Second of May, 1808, The Charge of the Mamelukes - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Second of May, 1808, The Charge of the Mamelukes
Majas On A Balcony - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Majas On A Balcony
The Countess of Chinchón 2 - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Countess of Chinchón 2
You Understand? ...Well, As I Say... Eh! Look Out!... - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
You Understand? ...Well, As I Say... Eh! Look Out!...
Marquesa De Pontejos - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Marquesa De Pontejos
Saturn (Detail) - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Saturn (Detail)
The Duke of Wellington - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
The Duke of Wellington
Portrait of Antonia Zarate - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Portrait of Antonia Zarate
Gumersinda Goicoechea, Goya's Daughter-in-Law - Francisco De Goya y Lucientes - www.franciscodegoya.net
Gumersinda Goicoechea, Goya's Daughter-in-Law

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