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".
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.
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.
In it is a sketch of the dome of the Queen of Martyrs made by Goya.
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.
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The trace of Goya in Aragon we can follow in the next places:
The Museum of Bellas Artes in Zaragoza.
The Provincial Museum of Huesca.
The Basilica of Our Lady the Pilar.
The Carthusian Monastery of Aula Dei.
The Archbishop´s Palace of Zaragoza.
The Parish Church of Remolinos.
Muel: The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Fountain.
Calatayud: Church of Saint Juan Bautista or del Real.
Others works in Aragon.
Goya and Fuendetodos.
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.
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.
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