Tuesday, December 12, 2006
El Escribir en la Arena
Portrait of the Duchess of Alba by Francisco Goya y Lucientes, Hispanic Society of America, New York.
Known as Goya, in his lifetime he painted over 500 works and almost 300 drawings and lithographs. As the Spanish court painter many of his works were political in nature, especially focusing on the invasion of Spain by Napolean's France. This painting of the Duchess shows her pointing down to the sand where Solo Goya is written. She also wears two rings, one that says Goya and one that says Alba, this leads people to believe they were linked romantically.