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The Best Artwork by Francisco Goya

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A list of Francisco Goya artwork, including all notable Francisco Goya paintings, sculptures and other works of art, with photos when available. These popular Francisco Goya pieces are sorted alphabetically by the title of the work of art. These are some of Francisco Goya's most famous art pieces, so if you're wondering what art was made by Francisco Goya and how many major pieces of art Francisco Goya made then this list is a great resource. If you want to know more about these pieces of renowned Francisco Goya artwork, then click on their names for additional information.

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    The Nude Maja is a name given to a c. 1797-1800 oil on canvas painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya. It portrays a nude woman reclining on a bed of pillows, and was probably commissioned by Manuel de Godoy, to hang in his private collection in a separate cabinet reserved for nude paintings. Goya created a pendant of the same woman identically posed, but clothed, known today as La maja vestida; also in the Prado, it is usually hung next to La maja desnuda. The subject is identified as a maja based on her costume in La maja vestida. The painting is renowned for the straightforward and unashamed gaze of the model towards the viewer; before this point, nude paintings tended to show shy,...  more
    • Artist: Francisco Goya
    • Art Form: Painting
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    The Clothed Maja

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    The Clothed Maja is a painting by the Spanish painter Francisco de Goya between 1800 and 1805. It is a clothed version of the earlier La maja desnuda and is exhibited next to it in the same room at the Prado Museum in Madrid. The painting was first owned by Prime Minister Manuel de Godoy, who was known as an avid womanizer, and originally hung in his home in front of the Naked Maja in such a manner that the Naked Maja could be revealed at any time with the help of a pulley mechanism. It was twice in the collection of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, also in Madrid, being "sequestered" by the Spanish Inquisition between 1814 and 1836, and has been in the Museo del Prado since...  more
    • Artist: Francisco Goya
    • Art Form: Painting
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    Caprichos

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    Los Caprichos are a set of 80 prints in aquatint and etching created by the Spanish artist Francisco Goya in 1797 and 1798, and published as an album in 1799. The prints were an artistic experiment: a medium for Goya's condemnation of the universal follies and foolishness in the Spanish society in which he lived. The criticisms are far-ranging and acidic; he speaks against the predominance of superstition, the ignorance and inabilities of the various members of the ruling class, pedagogical short-comings, marital mistakes and the decline of rationality. Some of the prints have anticlerical themes. Goya described the series as depicting "the innumerable foibles and follies to be found in any...  more
    • Artist: Francisco Goya
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    Saturn Devouring His Son is the name given to a painting by Spanish artist Francisco Goya. According to the traditional interpretation, it depicts the Greek myth of the Titan Cronus, who, fearing that he would be overthrown by one of his children, ate each one upon their birth. The work is one of the 14 Black Paintings that Goya painted directly onto the walls of his house sometime between 1819 and 1823. It was transferred to canvas after Goya's death and has since been held in the Museo del Prado in Madrid....  more
    • Artist: Francisco Goya
    • Genres (Art): History painting
    • Art Form: Painting
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