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Francisco de Goya and Fuendetodos. Aragon. Spain



Francisco de Goya y Lucientes was born on March 30, 1746 in Fuendetodos (Zaragoza).

In 1913, the artist Ignacio Zuloaga visited the town accompanied by a group of friends to discover a commemorative headstone sculpted by Dionisio Lasuen.

Self-portrait of Goya
Self-portrait of Goya (Engraving)

In 1916, the painter Ignacio Zuloaga acquires the birthplace of Goya. On October 8, 1917, the installation of the Goya House Museum, financed by the Basque painter, took place in Fuendetodos.

 In 1920 a bust of Goya realized by the sculptor Julio Antonio was discovered in the square of the church.
 Located in the lower part of Fuendetodos, at number 15 on Calle de la Alhondiga, this house belonged to the family of Goya's mother.  The house decorated with reproductions of Goya works and selected ceramics was sacked at the beginning of the Civil War.

 In 1982 it reached the category of Historical Artistic Monument, in the month of April 1989 the Goya Engraving Museum was inaugurated in Fuendetodos: Los Caprichos (4th edition of 1863) and the Disasters of War (the 1863 edition).
 This museum can be visited in winter from 11 am to 2 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm, in summer from 11 am to 2 pm and from 4 pm to 7 pm (Mondays are closed for weekly rest).  Telephone 976 143830.

The square that faces its main facade has been completed with another Goya bust,  work by the Teruel sculptor Gonzalvo inaugurated on April 16, 1978 to mark the 150th anniversary of the painter's death in Bordeaux.

Fuendetodos
Fuendetodos

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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