Francisco Goya, Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga, 1784-1792

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Francisco Goya, Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuniga, 1784-1792, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
Francisco Goya, born on March 30th, 1746 in Fuendetodos, Aragon, Spain! Widely referred to as one of the greatest print makers of all time, Goya’s series of Los Caprichos, a series of roughly 80 prints and etchings depicting the artist’s view of the world around him, especially the foolishness of the Spanish folklore and society, are believed to inspire many artists and works, most notably Salvador Dali, who created his own versions of the series in 1973. In 1799 Goya became the First Court Painter to King Charles IV, the highest position within the court for an artist to hold. His paintings of the Spanish Court are vastly popular and well recognized for their portrayal of the lavish lifestyle of the Spanish royalty. However, knowing Goya’s dark and satirical outlook on the world, they are also said to connivingly portray the artist’s criticism of the ineffective rule of the hierarchy. Pictured here is Francisco Goya, Manuel Osorio Manrique de Zuñiga, 1784-1792, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, New York
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