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Goya in The Basilica of Our Lady the Pilar. Aragon. Spain



Panoramic view of the Pilar
Panoramic view of the Pilar.

This Basilica was declared a National Monument in 1904.

In 1771, Goya was commissioned to paint some sketches for the vault of the Coreto of the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, in Zaragoza.

Thus in 1772, Goya realized the fresco Adoration of the Name of God for the Coreto, where he placed the characters in successive planes of clouds, thus creating perspective.

The Queen of Martyrs (Regina Martyrum) , painted in 1780/81.
  Technique, fresco / wall. It is located in a dome of the north aisle.

Cupula Queen of Martyrs
Cupula "Queen of Martyrs".

It represents the Virgin Queen surrounded by angels, martyrs and saints (mainly Aragonese).

They stand out among the saints San Lorenzo, Santa Engracia, San Valero, San Pedro, San Pablo and Santo Dominguito de Val.

Las Pechinas: La Fe, La Paciencia, La Fortaleza y La Caridad painted in 1781.

Technique, fresco/wall.
They represent with allegories the moral virtues.

The broken way, with sudden zigzag strokes, justifies the irritation of Bayeu who seemed a revolutionary way of painting.

Museum of the Basilica of Pilar

In it is a sketch of the dome of the Queen of Martyrs made by Goya.

Sketch Cupula Queen of Martyrs (Regina Martyrum)
Sketch Cupula Queen of Martyrs (Regina Martyrum).

Virgin in glory and martyrs (85 x 165 cm.), painted in 1780.
Technique, oil / canvas.
Sketch for the half of a dome.
Martyrs in glory (85 x 165 cm.), painted in 1780.
Technique, oil / canvas.
Sketch for half a dome.

In that same museum we can admire the jewels and mantles of the Virgen del Pilar.

Visiting hours:

From 9 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 6 pm, every day.
Phone: 976 397497.

The trace of Goya in Aragon we can follow in the next places:

face GoyaThe Museum of Bellas Artes in Zaragoza.
face GoyaThe Provincial Museum of Huesca.
face GoyaThe Basilica of Our Lady the Pilar.
face GoyaThe Carthusian Monastery of Aula Dei.
face GoyaThe Archbishop´s Palace of Zaragoza.
face GoyaThe Parish Church of Remolinos.
face GoyaMuel: The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Fountain.
face GoyaCalatayud: Church of Saint Juan Bautista or del Real.
face GoyaOthers works in Aragon.
face GoyaGoya and Fuendetodos.

face GoyaGoya in Internet.

 

Ample your information on Aragon

If you want to extend your information on Aragon you can begin crossing another interesting route is the Mudejar, Patrimony of the Humanity, also you can extend your cultural knowledge on Aragon examining its municipal and institutional heraldry without forgetting, of course, some of its emblematics figures as Saint George Pattern of Aragon also book of Aragon.

Also Aragon enjoys a diverse and varied Nature where passing by plants, animals or landscapes we can arrive at a fantastic bestiario that lives in its monuments.

The information will not be complete without a stroll by its three provinces: Zaragoza, Teruel and Huesca and his shines, with shutdown in some of its spectacular landscapes like Ordesa, the Moncayo or by opposition the Ebro.

Also you can dedicarte to the intangible ones: from the legend compilation that also does to universal Aragon you can persecute the presence of del Santo Grial in Aragon.



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