More superb cartoons to be woven into tapestries for royal palaces, including a panorama of Madrid, and humorour rural scenes.
The birth of his first son who looked able to survive, important commissions, Deputy Director of Painting at the Royal Academy, and Painter to the King at last.
After unforeseen conflicts arose when painted two domes back in Zaragoza, he progressed his work at court in Madrid, and painted scenes from childhood.
Goya’s series of cartoons for tapestries between 1776 and 1779 introduce the Maja and Majo, which were to appear in many of his later paintings.
A wedding and two major commissions: a series of large wall paintings on the Life of the Virgin, and his first 9 cartoons for tapestries, on the theme of hunting.
After a 4-year apprenticeship, Goya struggled to get further training. He spent two years in Rome, but on his return won his first major commission, for a huge fresco.
Mengs’ influence over Spanish painting was replaced by the neo-classicism of Jacques-Louis David. Paintings from 1784 to 1813.
Paintings from Spain 1757-1775 which would have influenced the young Goya in his early career. Dominant among them was Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter in Rome!
He made friends with Rubens, who helped him improve his narrative painting, and them travelled to Italy, where he painted the first plein air oil sketches in European art.
Early religious works, including a wonderful Adoration, the famous Waterseller, and three portraits, including Philip IV.