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Biography of Francisco de Goya. Fuendetodos, Burdeos. Aragon. Spain

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

face Goya His beginnings were in the workshop of the master Luzán, years later he travels to Italy.

face Goya During the years 1771 and 1772 he painted the frescoes of the Coreto of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar, of the church of Remolinos and the one of Muel, although its relations with the Zaragoza town hall were quite tumultuous.

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

The marriage with the sister of Bayeu a year later facilitates the installation in the Court, where he works cardboard for tapestries under the direction of Mengs.
In 1774 he began the paintings of the Cartuja de Aula Dei. Years later Goya entered the Academy of San Fernando (Madrid) and became, in 1785, a painter of King Carlos III and, in 1799, a painter of the chamber of King Carlos IV.

Face of Goya In 1793 he suffers a serious illness that leaves him deaf. Deafness inclines to isolation and introspection. Stop considering society as a set of friendly paintings and constructions and begin to consider the negative angle of conventionalism, then Goya remains a time in the house of the Duchess of Alba in Sanlucar.
To the bitter criticism is added an almost feverish imagination, a turbulent inner world, which expresses in the first Caprichos, works conceived as a free digression in a world without sense and that in no way could be destined to its old clientele.
Because of these works the stamps were removed under threat of the Inquisition.
At the same time he continues to fulfill his commission as a portraitist; in 1800 he painted "The family of Carlos IV".

face Goya From 1808 the War of Independence, with its sequel to horrors, it is going to suppose a painful experience that intensifies its pessimistic and critical vein.
The scenes of May 2 and the series of drawings and engravings of the Disasters indicate the levels rarely reached in the expression of a people's pain and the degradation of feelings.
After the war, Fernandi VII replaced him in his post as a chamber painter, but liberal convinced, the excesses of absolutism inclined him to isolate himself from all worldly treatment.
It is the time of his Black Paintings on the walls of his house on the other side of the Manzanares.

face Goya With the entry of the Hundred Thousand Sons of San Luis, in 1823 and the initiation of the absolutist repression, Goya decided to leave Spain, and settled in Bordeaux, where he died in 1828.

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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