Francisco Goya's Paintings


Spanish painter Goya’s art exhibits Romanticism’s focus on individualism, creativity, and feeling, which is particularly visible in his engravings and later personal works.

early life

Even though no records were kept, it is believed that Goya studied at the Escuelas Pías de San Antón, which provided free education.

italian experience

After failing to get a fellowship, Goya traveled to Rome at his own cost, following in the long history of European painters dating back at least to Albrecht Dürer.

madrid years

While producing tapestries was neither distinguished nor well compensated, Goya’s illustrations are largely popular in a rococo manner.

court painter

He created paintings of the monarch and queen, as well as Manuel de Godoy, the Prime Minister of Spain, and a number of other aristocrats.

middle period

An untreated ailment rendered Goya deaf sometime in 1793. While the aim and mood of his art altered, he grew more reclusive and contemplative.

war period

Goya’s depictions of brutality, famine, humiliation, and shame have been regarded as a “stupendous blooming of wrath” since their initial release.

black painting period

Details of Goya’s later years are few, and he hid a majority of his paintings from this era. He finished his 14 Black Paintings at the age of 75, isolated and physically and mentally in misery.