This website covers the full career of this famous Spanish artist including all his finest oil paintings and also offers links to where you can buy art print reproductions of original Goya paintings with confidence from our recommended retailer, Art.com. Goya entered art at a very early stage in his life after accepting an apprenticeship at the age of 14 where he received tutoring from fellow artist Jose Luzan.
Goya was to go on from this period to help progress accepted art principles of the time towards what we have today in a similarly impactful way to others painters like Rembrandt and Caravaggio. Goya is very well known for paintings from his career such as The Parasol, La maja desnuda, La maja vestida, The Second of May 1808, The Third of May 1808 and The family of Charles IV of Spain. Goya is believed to have inspired countless new artists since his death in 1828 including Edouard Manet, Pablo Picasso and Eduardo Urculo.
Goya is an artist who retains a great level of support both within Spain and also internationally. Caravaggio is an Italian painter who similarly remains respected, helping to develop use of light within painting during his own career. You can find Caravaggio prints here. Goya's classic style and use of dramatic scenes have made his paintings popular as reproductions for those who wish to add some stylish and traditional art to their homes which also has left a great influence on much that followed.
Goya's paintings are undoubtably best suited to framed art prints, the larger the better, with giclees offering the most accurate reproduction of Goya's original colours. Those looking to see Goya's paintings in their original form are recommended to research the collections of the major Spanish galleries who hold the majority of his works, with Madrid the best city for representing this artist.
Third of May alongside Second of May rank as two of Goya's most famous oil paintings and make popular choices as art prints for his many Spanish and international fans. Both paintings refer to historical dates which Goya found important enough to feature within his career, depicting both scenes with the artist's own vibrant ideas.
Pablo Picasso and Edouard Manet are two of the artist believed to have studied and benefited from the findings of Goya who helped develop art onwards from what had gone before by encouraging a greater use of imagination which is now an accepted mainstream principle in many art movements. Nude Maja is the most famous nude oil painting by Goya and offers an interesting viewpoint of Goya's opinions on women at that time plus also his precise portrait skills showed off well in Nude Maja.
Spanish art was at a peak in success during the time of Goya but it returned at several times after this to produce further innovative and respected artists, with Picasso spearheading the Cubist 20th century movement as one good example. Spanish art has long since competed with French, German, Italian and British art as providing the most important painters from all of Europe. Goya was lucky enough to enjoy an impressive list of customers who commissioned many of the paintings from his career, including Charles III, Pedro Téllez-Girón, 13th Duchess of Alba, and her husband José María Álvarez de Toledo, 15th Duke of Medina Sidonia, and María Ana de Pontejos y Sandoval, 9th Duke of Osuna and his wife María Josefa Pimentel, 12th Countess-Duchess of Benavente, María del Pilar de Silva and Marchioness of Pontejos.
All of those mentioned here were highly respected individuals from highly affluent backgrounds within Spanish society of that time, making their approval beneficial beyond what each paid for the works created for them by Francisco de Goya.
Rembrandt prints are another popular form of traditional art, with Rembrandt coming from the famous Dutch Golden Age movement. Rembrandt, like Goya left an impressive legacy from a career of skilled and innovative paintings. Albrecht Durer was a similarly impressive artist who produced many Durer prints, sketches and paintings from the Northern Renaissance of which Durer was one of the main figures. Bruegel prints came from the dynasty of the Bruegel family, with Pieter the Elder and Younger both offering impressive contributions and exceptional paintings.