ARTISTS

Goya, Francisco

Famed artist Francisco Goya, often considered to be among the last of the Old Masters, created numerous paintings, etchings, drawings and lithographs. He served as a court painter to Spanish and Napoleonic rulers and uncompromisingly captured the horrors of war and the darker side of human nature. Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes was born on March 30, 1746 in the small village of Fuendetodos in northern Spain, though the family would soon move to Saragossa. Goya's introduction to the arts began at an early age. At fourteen, he entered an apprenticeship with local artist José Luján, later moving to Madrid where he studied with Anton Raphael Mengs. In 1771, he returned to Saragossa, where he painted Rococo frescos for a ...

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Aguarda que te Unten

Aguarda que te Unten Goya Francisco Aguarda que te Unten (Wait till you've been Anointed) c.1799 H.102 8 1/2" x 5 3/4" Etching burnished aquatint and drypoint on wove paper. Plate 67 from Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the sixth edition limited to 230 impressions. Made in the `Calcografia for the Real Academia' between 1890 and 1900. Los Caprichos collection of eighty prin...

Aguarda que te unten

Aguarda que te unten Goya Francisco Aguarda que Te unten (Wait till You've Been Anointed) c. 1799 H. 102; D. 104 8 5/8" x 6" Etching burnished aquatint and drypoint on wove paper. Plate 67 from Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the fifth edition after bevelled plate and steel facing. Printed in sepia and rich sepia and black ink. Edition size limited to 210. Impressions were m...

Al conde palatino

Al conde palatino Goya Francisco Al conde palatino (To the Count Palatine or Count of Palate) Plate 33 c. 1799 H. 68 D. 70 8 5/8" x 6" Etching aquatint drypoint and burin on very fine thin smooth wove paper. Plate 33 from Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the eighth edition after bevelled plate and steel facing. Printed in sepia and black inks. Edition size limited to 180. ...

Asta su Abuelo

Asta su Abuelo Goya Francisco Asta Su Abuelo (And so was His Grandfather) c. 1799 H. 74; D. 76 8 5/8" x 6 1/8" Etching and aquatint on wove paper. Plate 39 from Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the fifth edition after bevelled plate and steel facing. Printed in sepia and rich sepia and black ink. Edition size limited to 210. Impressions were made in the Calcografia for ...

Bellos consejos

Bellos consejos Goya Francisco Bellos Consejos (Pretty Teachings) H. 50; D. 52 c. 1799 8 3/4 x 6" Etching burnished aquatint and burin on handmade paper. Plate 15 from "Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the eleventh edition. Edition size limited to 100 examples. Impressions were made in the Calcografia for the Real Academia in 1929. Los Caprichos collection of eighty pri...

Correccion

Correccion Goya Francisco Correccion (Correction) c. 1799 H. 81; D. 83 8 5/8" x 6" Etching and burnished aquatint on wove paper. Plate 46 from Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the fifth edition after bevelled plate and steel facing. Printed in sepia and rich sepia and black ink. Edition size limited to 210. Impressions were made in the Calcografia for the Real Acade...

Devota Profesion

Devota Profesion Goya Francisco Devota Profesion (Devout Profession) H. 105; D. 107 c. 1799 8 3/8 x 6 5/8" Etching aquatint and drypoint on handmade paper. Signed in the plate lower left. Plate 70 from "Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the eleventh edition. Edition size limited to 100 examples. Impressions were made in the Calcografia for the Real Academia in 1929. Los C...

Duendecitos

Duendecitos Goya Francisco Duendecitos (Hobgoblins) From Los Caprichos" c. 1799 H. 84; D. 86 8 5/8" x 6 1/8" Etching and burnished aquatint on wove paper. Plate 49 from "Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the fifth edition after bevelled plate and steel facing. Printed in sepia and rich sepia and black ink. Sheets were bound to the cover of the top edge. Edition size l...

El amor y la muerte

El amor y la muerte Goya Francisco El amor y la Muerte (Love and Death) Plate 10 c.1799 H. 45 D. 47 8 5/8" x 6" Etching burnished aquatint and burin on thick absorbent wove paper. Plate 10 from Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the fifth edition after bevelled plate and steel facing. Printed in sepia or rich sepia and black ink. Sheets were bound to the cover of the top edge....

El de la Rollona

El de la Rollona Goya Francisco El de la Rollona (Nanny's Boy) H. 39; D. 41 c. 1799 8 1/4 x 6" Etching and burnished aquatint on handmade paper. Plate 4 from "Los Caprichos" (The Caprices). From the eleventh edition. Edition size limited to 100 examples. Impressions were made in the Calcografia for the Real Academia in 1929. Los Caprichos collection of eighty prints took Fr...

NEWS

Behind the Artist: Francisco Goya

Spanish visionary Francisco Goya is considered to be the last Old Master in art history, but not without setting the pace of the Modern era. Goya began his artistic reign in the 18th century as a court painter to Spanish royals, envisioning imperial greatness in paint. As the Spanish Peninsular War erupted in 1808, Goya grew […]


7 creepy works from Francisco Goya’s “Los Caprichos”

Among Park West Gallery’s colorful and vast collection of landscapes, abstracts and still lifes lurks artwork that can frighten or unsettle. Do you have the courage to view them? With Halloween creeping up, dare to enter the archives and view creepy art by the most important Spanish artist of the 18th and 19th centuries, Francisco […]


Francisco Goya: Los Caprichos at University of Michigan Museum of Art

The University of Michigan Museum of Art recently added to its collections a complete first edition (80 etchings) of Francisco Goya y Lucientes’s (1746–1828) famous set of prints Los Caprichos, which offers cutting social commentary on religion, prostitution, and the professional class.


Art News: Swindled Masterpieces, Goya’s Disease, and Emoji Gargoyles

The art world is full of fascinating exhibitions, intriguing discoveries, and moments that shape history. Here are some of the latest news items making art headlines. Thieves Swindle Italian Art Dealer Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir The hunt is on for two men who stole nearly $30 million worth of artwork by Rembrandt […]


Macabre Goya sketches reunite in London

Sketches by Spanish artist Francisco Goya depicting strange and unusual subjects will rejoin his other drawings at a London gallery for a 2015 exhibit. The Guardian reports that the Courtauld Gallery recently announced 22 drawings by Goya will be reunited. The sketches portray witches and old women, and were drawn toward the end of Goya’s […]


Goya’s Prison at the Bowes Museum

A prison scene painted by Francisco de Goya is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at the Bowes Museum which explores a landmark year in the Spanish master’s life and work.


The Discovery of Spain: Goya To Picasso

A spectacular celebration of Spanish culture will bring some Mediterranean colour to Edinburgh this summer, as the National Gallery of Scotland unveils The Discovery of Spain: Goya to Picasso.


The Printmaker’s Art

The skills of artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Francisco Goya and Albrecht Dürer, are on display in The Printmaker’s Art.


Fear and Folly on a Snow Day

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts presents, Fear and Folly: The Visionary Prints of Francisco Goya and Federico Castellon.


Autumn de Forest Reminds Us to Love One Another in Teen Vogue

We can turn to experts or surveys to tell us about how young love looks in modern times, but why not go to the source? Teen Vogue did just that by requesting eight young artists, including art prodigy Autumn de Forest to create art with “young love” as their muse. From romantic relationships to a […]


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Art Glossary

The following glossary of art terms is provided as a quick reference. For more information, please contact Customer Service. MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Acrylic The substance that binds the pigment (color) is a synthetic resin, rather than natural oils. Acrylic painting has the advantage of drying faster than oil paint. This modern technique is in widespread […]


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