Naked Maha, Francisco de Goya

Naked Maha, Francisco de Goya
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  • Posted by Francisco de Goya
  • Museum: Prado Museum
  • Year: 1795-1800

Overview of the painting :

Naked Maha – Francisco de Goya-i-Lucientes. 1795-1800. Oil on canvas. 98×191

   Francisco Goya (1746-1828) is a Spanish artist, a engraver whose freedom-loving art is distinguished by bold innovation, passionate emotionality, and sharpness of characterization. The great painter artistically and encyclopedically reflected the life of his country. The influence of Goya, one of the most striking masters of the Romanticism era, on art culture has pan-European significance.

   In the image of the Maha – the Spanish townspeople of the 18th – 19th centuries, the artist, contrary to strict academic canons, embodied a type of attractive, natural beauty. Maha is a woman whose meaning is love. The seductive, temperamental spirits personified the Spanish understanding of attractiveness. The brush of a brilliant artist forever preserved for the descendants youth, living charm, the mysterious sensuality of a seductive model.

   Goya not only created the image of a new Venus of his modern society, but also surprisingly subtly felt changes in artistic style on the verge of eras.

Dressed Maha – Francisco de Goya-i-Lucientes. Around 1800-1807. Oil on canvas. 95×190

Dressed Maha – Goya

Dressed Maha – Francisco de Goya-i-Lucientes