Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Goya, Francisco de

Majas on a Balcony
c. 1808-1812
Oil on canvas
162 x 107 cm
Private collection

Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746 – 1828) was a Spanish romantic painter.
Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown, and through his works was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era.
The subversive and imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet, Picasso and Francis Bacon.