An overview of his major paintings from La Gloria in 1772 to experimental miniatures on ivory flakes in 1825.
In the last four years of his life, he concentrated on drawing and printmaking. These paintings were Goya’s farewell.
During the winter of 1824-25, when in Bordeaux, he painted about 40 remarkable miniatures on slivers of ivory. Here are nine of the survivors.
The remaining seven Black Paintings, a double portrait of the artist with the doctor who had saved his life, and a heartfelt painting of Saint Peter.
In 1819, Goya retired to live in a villa just outside the chaos of Madrid. On its walls he painted 14 nightmare visions. Here are seven of them.
Some important paintings from 1815-19, including two religious works with deep personal meaning. Goya’s paintings are now dominated by black.
In 1814, following the restoration of the Spanish monarchy, Goya painted four works showing the uprising of 1808. One of these is now a major work of the European canon.
In 1808, Napoleon invaded his former ally, and Goya started work on his harrowing series of prints ‘The Disasters of War’. Dark visions also filled his paintings.
The period up to 1808, in which Goya painted many portraits of the rich and famous, and those who could hardly pay, and the story of a friar and a bandit.
His last royal commission before the war with France, and his most important, a macabre scene of cannibalism, and two surprising majas.