Paintings reproductions - Francisco Goya
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (born March 30, 1746 in Fuendetodos, died April 15, 1828 in Bordeaux) is an outstanding Spanish painter, court artist of the Burbon dynasty. Francisco's talent was discovered as a child, but he was unable to reach the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Madrid twice. After many years he became its director. He gained popularity as a painter performing frescoes for the church in Zaragoza. He was quickly promoted and became a court painter, which limited his ability to create mainly royal portraits and tapestries. In 1792, as a result of a severe, long illness, Goya loses hearing, leaves Spain and travels to France, where he spends the rest of his life creating dark and extremely disturbing works, such as the macabre Saturn devouring his own children.
Francisco Goya became a huge inspiration for future romantics.
The features of creativity:the most important thing in art is unrestricted freedom of the artist, realism of details and extraordinary sensitivity, passion for classical style with elements of the Baroque, painting saturated with an atmosphere of terror and fear, a fragmentary image of the world.
Selected works: Caprices, Maya naked and Maja dressed, Saturn devouring his own children, When reason sleeps, demons wake up.