Happy Birthday Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (Spanish romantic painter and printmaker regarded both as the last of the Old Masters and the first of the moderns. Goya was court painter to the Spanish Crown; throughout the Peninsular War he remained in Madrid, where he documented the war in the masterpiece of studied ambiguity known as the "Desastres de la Guerra". Through his works he was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era as in "Los Caprichos". The subversive imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of artists of later generations, notably Manet, Picasso and Francis Bacon) who was born in a day like this, March 30th, 271 years ago in 1746.
Francisco de Goya - Los Caprichos (Capricho No.13 - Están Calientes) - Artwork property of Colección D.O.P.