Goya paintings are significant works from the 18th and 19th century, with Francisco de Goya remaining one of the finest artists to have come from Spain, and also one the last "Old Masters", as they are still referred to as. Francisco de Goya marked the change from the old to the new within European art and all of his most impressive oil paintings are included here within Goyapaintings.org which has additional information on the life of the artist alongside each of his works.
Francisco de Goya's major works included Nude Maja, Saturn Devouring One of His Children, Witches Sabbath, Third of May, Second of May and Execution of the Defenders of Madrid. Several of his best known paintings have extreme importance to the political history of Spain and depict the struggles of his country against the supressive French who at that time were in charge of parts of Spain. Goya attempted to get across the struggles of his countrymen in an honest and accurate way that other artists had rarely done at that time.
Goya Paintings included the self-portrait, above, but in most cases Goya's subjects were political scenes, portraits or landscapes. Goya portraits would typically be within a scene rather than just head-shots, and this is comparable to perhaps Thomas Gainsborough who would combine portraits and landscapes together to great effect. All of Goya's political paintings concern the French rule over Spain which clearly was of great concern and anger to this artist who chose to use his art as a way of historically capturing these moments for generations to come.
At the time of Goya's career there were seldom few photographers and journalists to visually capture the historic moments occuring across a turbulent Europe where states were attacking states and countries likewise taking on neighbouring countries, with no boundaries readily accepted as the way they should remain. It was left to artists such as Goya to capture history within their art and use their own reputations to get exposure to each finished painting.
Dog above is a strange but intriguing painting that holds great charm to many because of it's use of a dog, with pets being to the liking of so many consumers within the art public. Dog represents a very different approach to the usual style of Goya and it could be argued that this painting could actually fit into the abstract art scene. It is interesting to see an artist of this time so willing to try different styles and subjects when traditional art thinking was so strong and relatively unwilling to listen to new ideas.
Francisco de Goya's paintings are popular well beyond the boundaries of his native Spain and the centuries which have passed since his career ended have enabled his reputation to grow as well as spread to new areas, helped increasingly by the exhibitions of his paintings that consistently appear in major art galleries and museums around Europe and North America. For his greatest admirers, reproductions are the best option for having permanent reminders of Goya's career within their own homes and offices, with framed art prints, posters and stretched canvases being the most frequent choices.
Witches Sabbath Painting by Francisco de Goya
Witches Sabbath is another famous painting from Goya and you can see that above. All of the paintings included within this website are accompanied by links to Art.com who we recommend for reproductions of the original works and have used them many times ourselves. Each painting included here is available to buy from Art.com as a framed or unframed art print, posters or stretched canvas, just use the links beside each image to find out more. They offer the best quality prints at affordable prices, in our own personal experience.
Francisco de Goya was actually a court painter to the Spanish Crown for part of his career and you can see from his portraits that he was a well established artist who was never in want of money as his commissions came frequently and always were substantial once he had established himself as the major artist with which anyone worth their salt would want their own portrait to be painted by. This situation brings great benefits in terms of job security but also somewhat restricted Goya in what he could paint for the period that he was involved within the court.
3rd May Painting by Francisco de Goya
The 3rd of May was a major point within the Spanish struggle against French occupation. Francisco de Goya felt it important enough to cover a famous work on it as well as going on to create his famous Black paintings series as well. Famous artists have traditionally taken on political topics within their careers and there are endless examples of this, with Picasso's Guernica one of the best examples, with Pablo Picasso speaking out against Fascism through the power of his art work.
The 2nd and 3rd of May were paintings created in 1814 but covered dates in 1808 at a time when the Spanish country was struggling against a turbulent period under the influence of invading French who were clearly not to the liking of artist Goya.
Annunciation Painting by Francisco de Goya
Annunciation is a beautiful religious depiction and the artist carefully creates an uplifting look with light and symbolism taking over the painting in order to get across it's true majestic importance.
Saturn Devouring One of His Children Painting by Francisco de Goya
Saturn Devouring One of His Children
Sleep of Reason Sketch by Francisco de Goya
Sleep of Reason sketch
Charles IV Painting by Francisco de Goya
Colossus Painting by Francisco de Goya
Black Paintings by Francisco de Goya
Goya had a long history of success within his career and it is impossible to include every painting and sketch that he created in this homepage, so we just include some of the best. For those looking to learn more about Goya, please see our fuller list below of paintings from his career.
Execution Painting by Francisco de Goya
Balloon Painting by Francisco de Goya
Clothed Maja Painting by Francisco de Goya
Fantastic Vision Painting by Francisco de Goya
Wine Harvest Painting by Francisco de Goya
Hunting Painting by Francisco de Goya
Don Manuel Osorio de Zuniga Painting by Francisco de Goya
Parasol Painting by Francisco de Goya
Court of the Inquisition Painting by Francisco de Goya
Duel with Cudgels Painting by Francisco de Goya
Prayer at Gethsemane Painting by Francisco de Goya
Nude Maja Painting by Francisco de Goya
Boys with a Wild Dog Painting by Francisco de Goya
Hermitage of San Isidro Madrid Painting by Francisco de Goya
Countess of Carpio Painting by Francisco de Goya
Execution of the Defenders of Madrid Painting by Francisco de Goya
Mariano Painting by Francisco de Goya
Self Portrait Painting by Francisco de Goya
Junta of the Philippines Painting by Francisco de Goya
Maja and Celestina on a Balcony Painting by Francisco de Goya
Family of the Infante Don Luis De Borbon Painting by Francisco de Goya
Disclaimer: Goyapaintings.org is a fan website dedicated to the paintings and art prints produced by famous Spanish painter Francisco de Goya, and is in no way an official website for painter Goya, nor does it claim to be. The Estate of Francisco de Goya and their presence hold all necessary copyrights and licences for all of his paintings and other works. All prints, paintings and photos included in Goyapaintings.org are provided as an affiliate to Art.com who hold necessary permissions.