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Francisco de goya y Lucientes

Francisco de goya y Lucientes Birds of a Feather oil painting on canvas
Birds of a Feather
Painting ID::  62459
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Francisco de goya y Lucientes Birds of a Feather oil painting on canvas



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  Francisco de goya y Lucientes
  b. March 30, 1746, Fuendetodos, Spain--d. April 16, 1828, Goya is considered the 18th Century's foremost painter and etcher of Spanish culture, known for his realistic scenes of battles, bullfights and human corruption. Goya lived during a time of upheaval in Spain that included war with France, the Inquisition, the rule of Napoleon's brother, Joseph, as the King of Spain and, finally, the reign of the Spanish King Ferdinand VII. Experts proclaim these events -- and Goya's deafness as a result of an illness in 1793 -- as central to understanding Goya's work, which frequently depicts human misery in a satiric and sometimes nightmarish fashion. From the 1770s he was a royal court painter for Charles III and Charles IV, and when Bonaparte took the throne in 1809, Goya swore fealty to the new king. When the crown was restored to Spain's Ferdinand VII (1814), Goya, in spite of his earlier allegiance to the French king, was reinstated as royal painter. After 1824 he lived in self-imposed exile in Bordeaux until his death, reportedly because of political differences with Ferdinand. Over his long career he created hundreds of paintings, etchings, and lithographs, among them Maya Clothed and Maya Nude (1798-1800); Caprichos (1799-82); The Second of May 1808 and The Third of May 1808 (1814); Disasters of War (1810-20); and The Black Paintings (1820-23).
  Birds of a Feather
  1799 Etching and aquatint, 200 x 151 mm - This is Plate 5 (Tal para qual) from the series Los Caprichos. Godoy, the Chief Minister, was the target of Goya's satirical wit in several plates of Los Caprichos, for instance. in the etching entitled Birds of a Feather. According to contemporary commentaries this is a reference to Godoy and Queen Mar?a Luisa, in particular to an occasion when she was mocked by a group of washerwomen for her unseemly behaviour. Author: GOYA Y LUCIENTES, Francisco de Title: Birds of a Feather Form: graphics , 1801-1850 , Spanish , other

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