A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING (11)
Oil on canvas
45.8 × 35.6 cm (18 × 14 in)
Prado Museum – Madrid
Francisco de Goya
Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes, said Francisco de Goya, born March 30, 1746 in Fuendetodos, near Zaragoza, and died April 16, 1828 in Bordeaux, France, is a Spanish painter and engraver. His work includes easel paintings, murals, engravings and drawings. He introduced several stylistic breaks that initiated romance and heralded the beginning of contemporary painting. Goyesque art is considered to be a forerunner of the twentieth century pictorial avant-gardes.
Among his most famous works: El Quitasol, Portrait of the Marquise de Villafranca, Dos de mayo, Saturn devouring one of his sons, La Porteuse d’eau, La Maja desnuda, and Tres de Mayo.
Self-portrait in the Studio Photo:Escarlati. Source:commons.wikimedia.or