This museum has been declared a National Monument in 1962.
In it we can find the following works by Goya:
Carlos IV and María de Luisa de Parma, both oil on canvas of dimensions 152 x 110 cm. and painted in 1789, good exponent of Goya as a chamber painter of the Spanish kings.
Fernando VII, with the royal insignia, full body turned to the right (280 x 125 cm.), is the representation of a monarch who identifies his person with the institution, which justifies the power that his person holds.
The theatrical stance and the ostentatious clothes suppose a propagandistic intentionality, a search of prestige of who orders the work. Goya is reluctant to succumb to this false ruling.
Special mention deserves the play of lights through which highlights the red layer on a dark background.
It is owned by the Canal Imperial de Aragon.
Fernando VII painted by Goya
Full-length portrait of Jose Miguel de Carvajal y Vargas, Duke of San Carlos (280 x 125 cm), painted in 1815.
The brushstroke is short and dense, and sometimes very loose, as in the belt.
It is in works like this, for which Goya is considered a precursor of later currents.
Portrait of Lady with Mantilla (61 x 51 cm.), painted in 1815-24.
It is a bust portrait of a lady with a majestic air and deep gaze.
Head of man with hat (32 x 53 cm.), Painted in 1774-75. This work is only awarded to "Aragonese School", although this canvas has been repeatedly considered as a self-portrait of Goya.
The Zaragoza Museum houses oil-themed paintings with religious themes.
About the graphic work, the Museum has very important funds. Goya frequently used the metallic plates in hollow (dry point, etching, aquatint and mezzotinta) and the lithography (flat on calcareous stone).
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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